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Vanilla Chia Seeds

Are you wondering what to do with those chia seeds?

I know when I purchased my first bag I had no idea what I was going to do with them. I kept seeing all these great pudding style recipes on Pinterest and other folks using them in their smoothies. I’m still mastering the art of chia seeds but I wanted to share a really simple hacked I learn. 

chia seedsThis involves nothing more than  2 TBSP of chia seeds, 3/4 c water and a tsp of vanilla. Put them all in a jar and let them set overnight in the fridge.

The next morning the chia seeds will be all nice and plump. Gel and ‘pudding’ like.

So now what?

Well, I use this as filler for my smoothies. I find that adding non plumped seeds to my smoothies does nothing for volume.

I’ve eaten these goodies right out of my little jar.

I’ve also used this little recipe to add to some actual pudding.

vanilla chia with oatmeal yogurt

My favorite is to add it to the new Chobani Greek yogurt that just came out with oats. OMGoodness that stuff is so yummy. I added my vanilla chia mix to it and it became a powerhouse breakfast. You could also make some oatmeal, add some Greek yogurt and then the vanilla chia seeds.

The possibilities are endless!

A lot of people soak their chia in almond milk. While that’s great and it does taste good (especially chocolate almond milk) I am trying much harder these days to leave out as many calories as possible. So, the water method works for me when I am going to be mixing it with other flavors.

I hope this gives you a good base to start with when trying to prepare your chia seeds – or trying to figure out what to do with them!

Disclosure: I was given a coupon months ago to try the Chobani for free from Buzzagent. This posts is all mine 🙂

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  1. You’re gonna kill me, but my FIL gave me a bag of chia seeds a few months ago and I threw them out. I had no idea what to do with them…..sigh.

    1. I have some pumpkin I was going to try mixing with chia as someone told me that it is really good and its a healthy pumpkin pie type thing. I love pumpkin so I can’t wait to try it.

  2. I have almost picked up a bag of Chia Seeds several times but did not because I never know what to do with it and it’s pricey. However with it being so healthy, I need to just go for it.

  3. This is one item I am always stumped with. My husband got some Chia seeds from Th e bulk store and they’ve been sitting because u dunno what to do with them. This is a great option!

  4. every time I see the name Chia I think of Chia pets lol I have wanted to try Chia sees for a while I make smoothies all the time and it is the new in thing aas it’s in so many different products out there even in kelloggs cereals.

  5. That is so smart! I never knew what to do with them either. I have a yogurt to review later this month so maybe I will try some kind of chia seed variation…

  6. I have never used chia seeds before, but now I am intrigued. I also want to try Chobani Oats. I love their greek yogurt, but wasn’t aware they offered the oat variety now!

  7. I have never tried to make anything with Chai seeds. This sounds good and I would like to try it. I am always open to new things.

  8. I need to get more Chia seeds in my diet. These are some good tips and ideas that I will have to try and incorporate. I like the idea of mixing it in with yogurt.

  9. My friend loves Chia seeds but I have never tried them. I honestly never knew what to do with them, I love the idea you suggested. I am going to start drinking smoothies in the New Year and will add Chia seeds to my smoothies.

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