I heard about putting chia seeds in smoothies and that they are a really good source of fiber. I am just wondering if anyone adds these to thier food? Did you have any negative side effects? Read some reviews that people would have mood swings and really bad cramps. Any info would be great :) Thanks
I drink 2 tbsp everyday in water with crystal lite lemonade. No side effects. Just feels like pulp!
I eat these everyday in my yogurt and I put them in my muffins when I bake.
They are wonderful!!! A true superfood.
I stopped using them because they started tearing my intestines and making me... uh, bleed.
Did you let them soak first or were you eating them dry? They're super soft when soaked.
Just tried them for the first time, used them in my homemade granola bars!
I priced them at Whole Foods and am sticking with flax seeds!
I sprinkle a tablespoon over a large salad. Good protein, high fiber, Omega 2 fats; it's a great food. I eat lots of veggies and my body has adjusted to a high fiber diet; also, I drink lots of water. That may make the difference in the digestive problems some people are having.
I love chia seeds. They have a lovely quality of "stickyness" when moistened, which makes them wonderful to use in baking where you wouldn't have enough of a "sticky" ingredient like eggs to hold the batter together. (Vegans love them for this reason as well as their superior nutritional value.)
I use them in pancakes, multi-grain muffins, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and oatmeal porridge.
Like all seeds and grains I buy, I try to get them in an organic, non-GMO form.
Hi I have been using chai seeds in smoothies and home made museli for a while now, I have not had any adverse effects from them, they are an excellent source of nutrients.. Jean Sampson therightlifestyle
I put these in my water! It helps to mix up my water with chia seeds. They are a source of Omega fatty acids. Most importantly, It makes my water seem 'thicker' which makes me full at times.
And if you love oatmeal, you will love chia seeds. I make "overnight" oatmeal that is literally DOUBLE the amount of normal but with the same number of calories. Here's what to do: Combine 1/2 cup oats with 1 1/2 cups of water in a big bowl (BIG). Cook in microwave for 1:30 min. After that's done, add in 1 tbsp of chia seeds and cook for another 2 minutes. After the microwave beeps, let the bowl sit in the microwave for 5 minutes. Pull it out, add 1/2 milk (I use almond), stir, and keep in the fridge over night. You'll wake up to a full bowl of oats packed with fiber and yummyness. Stir in some fruit, PB, cinnamon, etc and enjoy! If you like warm oats, stick them in the microwave again. They won't lose their fluffiness!!
I feel like I'm eating 12 servings of oats every morning but with only the calories of 1 serving! Keeps me full til lunch time.
I also love putting chia seeds in my Overnight Oats. That way, the soften over-night and I can fully enjoy their benefits! If you're a fan of oatmeal, I highly recommend this :)
I just mix 1/4 c. oatmeal (not instant!), 1/4 c. skim milk, 1/4 c. greek yogurt, 1 tbsp chia seeds, cinnamon and salt; I cover it and let it sit overnight in the fridge! The next morning, I had some honey and fruit (lately, sliced nectarines mmm). Super delicious and filling! It comes up to about 350 calorie breakfast!
Some people have an adverse feel afferce affects with high fiber chia and most people don't. I would do no more than 2 teaspoons each day. Good source of fiber if you are juicing or want to stay regular.
I put them in my greek yogurt and my oatmeal...yummy!
I love them, I put them in my smoothy every morning. The first time I had it it really cleared me out! But after that it just kept me regular, which I needed. My skin looks better and I have more energy. For those turned off by the price, duh, don't buy from whole foods! Go to the vitamin shop. They even sell them at costco! Whole foods is a great source but it's always going to be the pricey choice.
OP, I thought I was the only one who experienced mood swings from chia seeds. Whenever I consume them, an hour later I feel shaky from excess energy. It feels like I haven't slept all night and am super hyper. It is incredibly irritating. If you have any of this happen to you after eating chia seeds, then they are probably the cause-- not the juice or whatever medium you consumed them through. This issue does not resolve itself in time, the body does not gain "immunity" to the jitters.
The jitters last for approximately three hours, followed by a crash.
Me too. I am a flax fan. I ground them up and put them in smoothies, cereal, and on top of toasted "Wonderful Bread," Julian Bakery, spread with crunchy almond butter. Makes a very filling breakfast meal.
Add them to your oatmeal or hot cereal.