I recently ordered Chia seed &green apple power smoothie for lunch at the Joburg airport and I totally loved it- thank you Mugg and Bean!

I was immediately inspired to write more about these tiny yet powerful seeds and the healthy ways to use them.

Chia seeds are full of dietary fiber, complete protein; contain more Omega 3 than salmon and antioxidants power higher than blueberries. They are non-perishable, fairly affordable and they give you so much energy!

My old time favorite- Water with lemon slices and chia seeds- I am totally addicted to this one, I  prepare it in the morning, pour into my gym water bottle and sip it throughout the day- To prepare: water with lemon slices, then add a table spoon of chia seeds. - Great source of energy!

Smoothies- Add the chia seeds to your favourite smoothie. The Green Apple/ chia seeds smoothie is now on my favourite list. To prepare; Blend 1 green apple, 1 tbs honey, 1 tbs lemon juice, 1 teaspoon chia seeds and 1 cup of natural Greek yoghurt.  Power smoothie!

Food- Add the seeds to your pudding, when baking and you can also add some crunch to yoghurt or oatmeal by sprinkling on chia seeds. 

 Beauty Routine- Last but not least….we all love super foods that can also be used as beauty products.  Chia seeds like coconut oil can be used on our skin! These seeds can be used to exfoliate leaving your skin feeling smooth and looking brighter. To prepare: mix 1/4 cup coconut oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon chia seeds put the mixture into a jar and you can refrigerate for 3-5 days. To use, dampen face and apply scrub in a circular motion. Allow the mixture to set for two minutes then rinse. Splash cold water on your face when you are done!

 If you are a DIY, go ahead and try number 4.

To a healthier and happier You!