“Is there Chia in this?”
The answer to this question for most of April has been a resounding – YES!
At the beginning of my time as a Healtheries Super Sampler I mentioned that I wanted to experiment with Chia being an addition to our diet and I would not use it in new recipes. I stuck to this and we had chia in many a breakfast, baking, snuck into dinners and even as a beauty treatment.
I have been pleasantly surprised by both the Healtheries Ground Chia and Healtheries Black Chia Seeds. It has been enjoyable to use chia and hide it knowing that I have added more nutrition to our everyday foods. Chia will continue to be a staple item in my cupboard and I am going to buy some s White Chia Seeds.
Thank you Healtheries for choosing me as a Super Sampler.
Here is a round-up of ways I have used Healtheries Chia seeds.
Peach Chia Jam
Peach Chia Jam (Healtheries Black Chia Seeds)
Lemon Loaf with Healtheries Black Chia Seeds.
Look! Golden granola.
Granola Using Healtheries Black Chia Seeds.
Blueberry Pancakes with Healtheries Black Chia Seeds.
Ground chia used as a binder in meatballs
Healtheries Ground Chia as a Binder.
Ground Chia, oat, blueberry and orange muffin.
Healtheries Ground Chia, Oat, Blueberry and Orange Muffin.
Can’t believe I posted this.
Healtheries Ground Chia and Coconut Oil Face Mask.
Overnight waffles .
Overnight Waffles With Healtheries Black Chia Seeds.
Don’t be scared of chia, buy it, learn to use it and get brave.
Add it to everything to get that added boost of nutrition. Enjoy.
As I have been searching around the internet for ideas with Chia in its various forms I have noticed a few recipes for face masks. At the moment my skin is really dry and no amount of water drinking is helping and I find it hard to find any products that help with being allergic or having a phobia about spending huge amounts of money on a face cream. I figured I have nothing to lose trying using ground chia, or rather, the worst thing that could happen would be spots.
As I searched the web I found there were a few blogs that were rather interesting on the subject of chia and its use in beauty regime. One particular blog gives all sorts of information on chia in general, have a good read of Beautymunsta and you will see what I mean. What a versatile thing chia is!
When I set out I wanted to make a mask, I ended up with something more like an exfoliant and that is how I used it. As you can see from my beautiful photograph it was rather on the runny side. It made a damn good exfoliant and I used in on my face, hands and feet. I would certainly make this up again and use it in this manner. My skin feels cleansed (in a gentle way) and soft.
I can’t believe I am putting this photo on-
Healtheries Ground Chia And Coconut Oil On The Face Muffinmum.com
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp Healtheries Ground chia
1 tsp lemon juice
If using solid coconut oil microwave for around 10 seconds or until liquid
Add chia seeds and lemon juice
Leave to stand for around 20 minutes
Spread onto face as evenly as possible (this is a messy business) *
Leave on the face
Rub the remaining mix hands and feet in gentle circles and wash off
With a flannel remove the mixture off your face and then rinse
*take a photo and add it to comments
I have to be honest, these must be the healthiest and heaviest muffins I have ever made. They are pretty dense and almost healthy. I wasn’t convinced that I would like them and I would get negative feedback from my taste testing work mates, but no.
I did like them and so did they. I would say that these are defiantly the bread end of the scale for muffins and I think they batter would make an excellent loaf. I may just have to test that theory out.
I got 5 large muffins out of the batter, next time I would keep them smaller as they were rather filling. They were very moist and I couldn’t taste the Healtheries Ground Chia at all. Over all, I was impressed with the healthy muffin I created and would make it again.
Ground Chia, Oat, Blueberry and Orange Muffins - Muffinmum.com
1 c plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp ground chia
Large pinch salt
3/4 c oats (I used quick cook)
1/3 c sugar (or substitute)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 c milk
1/4 canola oil
1 c blueberries (from frozen)
Zest of 1 orange
Preheat oven to 180
Grease or put cases in a 12 hole muffin tin (probably get 8-10 )
Mix flour, baking powder, ground chia, salt, cinnamon and sugar in a medium size bowl
In a separate bowl or jug combine the egg, milk and oil
Add the wet to the dry until all the flour is incorporated, get all the flour but do not worry about lumps
Stir in blueberries and orange zest
Add roughly 1 dessert spoonful to each prepared hole (about 2/3rd of hole)
Bake until light brown and springs back, around 15-20 minutes
* ground chia seeds provided by Healtheries