I love chia seeds. I mean, how could you not? They are like nature’s sprinkles and you can basically add them to anything and everything without impacting the taste of your food!
So you can only imagine how excited I was when I received the opportunity to try out the Proactivchia from Prana!
The thing that sets the ProactivChia apart from any other chia seeds out there is the fact that they are enhanced with probiotics! Lactobacillus helveticus LAFTI® L10, and Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell-52 ND to be exact.
I really liked that these chia seeds from Prana had active probiotics in it because we all need a little bit of good bacteria in us to help clean our bodies and digest. I don’t eat yogurt or fermented foods very often so this gave me an easy way to get in my probiotics since I eat chia seeds every single day!
To be honest I’m not too knowledgeable on probiotics but I do know a lot about chia seeds and they pack a powerful nutrient punch! These little seeds have the ability to provide you with satiety (since they can absorb 9x their own weight), phosophorus, calcium, omega-3s, manganese and protein as well as fight against diabetes and heart disease!
Another thing I’m quite familiar with is how to use chia seeds because I use them so often! Plus they’re flavorless so you can add them to just about anything and everything without worrying about it jeopardizing your food!
So here are 3 easy ways to use your chia seeds
- Stir them into your oatmeal.
I love mixing my chia seeds into my oatmeal while they are cooking on the stove top because it helps yield a thick, creamy texture since the chia seeds are able to absorb so much liquid!
- Make chia pudding
I love having chia pudding for dessert in the evening because it’s a healthier version of having a pudding cup or rice pudding. All you really need to do is take a cup of milk (I like using coconut milk), sprinkle in a tablespoon of chia seeds, add some sweetner and whatever else you want to add to spice it up a little. I like to either make ones with cinnamon and apples or matcha and banana (recipe here)
- Sprinkle them on everything!
Yes. I do mean everything. Your yogurt, your soups, your cereal, your peanut butter toast, your cookie dough, your cake batter, your ice cream, your pasta, your cheeseburger…okay maybe not your cheese burger…but you know what I mean. They can go on top of anything you want!
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by Prana to try. I am not being compensated for this review and all opinions are honest and my own.