I’ll admit. I’m a tool. I will follow food trends if I think there will be a health benefit. And I’ve found one that frankly I’ll probably stick with even if it doesn’t have any health benefits.
Yup, that chia. Everyone and their brother has probably already tried it. If you’re curious, here‘s a little bit about the great stuff chia can supposedly do.
There’s a bunch of ways you can use chia, most of which involve smoothies or yogurt or making a faux tapioca or hiding it in baked goods.
I decided I would attempt throwing chia seeds in my tea. For gits and shiggles and all.
It looks weird. It feels weird. And I love it. But I also enjoy bubble tea, which I know freaks some people out.
There’s no real recipe here. Steep your favorite tea, add whatever sweetener you may need, then stir in a teaspoon of chia. When your tea is cool enough to drink, your chia seeds will be plump and slimy.
I’m not really selling this very well, am I? I’m not going to lie. Chia seeds are weird. But I’m also pretty weird, and you like me, so you may just like it too.
I plan on trying some other chia recipes, with varying degrees of weirdness. I’m planning on trying a pudding and some pancakes. There ought to be something for everyone.