No matter the time of day, we love enjoying the delicious addition of chia seeds into our diet. We know you will, too! Read on for tasty recipes and to learn about the surprising ingredient in one of our favorite skincare products.*
Chia in the morning.
One of our preferred ways to incorporate chia seeds into our morning routine is through refreshing fruit smoothies. We love starting the day feeling full of fruits vegetables and the contentedness that comes from a full stomach. This is our favorite plant-based protein powder, which tastes delicious and contains wholesome protein-rich ingredients from brown rice, peas, and—you guessed it—chia. We especially love that it comes in two fantastic flavors: chocolate (we recommend mixing with avocado and your favorite nut milk) and vanilla (tastes great with berries, kale, bananas, and dates). Want even more easy and flavorful smoothie recipes? Click here.
More of a coffee person? Try out this recipe for an amazing mocha protein shake incorporating chia.
- 1 cup cold coffee
- ½ cup milk of choice
- 1 tsp agave syrup or honey
- 1 scoop Nutrilite™ Organics Chocolate Plant Protein (includes chia seeds!)
- Handful of ice
First, add liquids to your blender, followed by the protein powder, and ice. Next, blend until smooth. Add more milk or ice if needed to reach your desired consistency.
Chia in the evening.
Chia seeds are super versatile, and make great additions to your evening meals, too! For a simple snack, snag a bag of our best-loved whole grain tortilla chips and make a quick batch of salsa or guacamole. This crunchy and delicious alternative to traditional tortilla chips features a variety of seeds, including: sesame, brown flaxseed, golden flaxseed, quinoa and—of course—chia! You’ll love the omega-3s and extra fiber chia seeds add to everything you sprinkle them on, and for a delicious dessert, try chia pudding!
Chia in your skincare.
Wash away impurities with this exfoliating daily cleanser and scrub: Artistry Studio™ Glow Boss Cleanser + Exfoliator. Not only does it give your skin a healthy glow, but this product makes your skin feel soft and smooth while controlling oil and reducing shine. Bonus benefits—we love that this product is vegan, pH balanced, and never tested on animals. The Glow Boss Cleanser and Exfoliator is one of several skincare products from the Artistry Skin Nutrition™ line that contains the protective, strengthening power of the white chia seed, which is grown on their very own Nutrilite™ organic farms.
Why the White Chia?
The white chia, a nutrient-dense ancient grain, can be described as nature’s very own “super seed.” Additionally, we love chia seeds because they’re rich in omega-6 fatty acids and, when included in skincare products, they’ve been show to:
- Nourish skin and improve barrier function.
- Provide antioxidant protection.
- Balance the skin microbiome.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a bag of chia seeds to sprinkle on your next meal and consider how the products we’ve suggested above might add benefit to your life!
Chia is packed with fiber, which can aid in digestion (and weight loss). Learn even more tips on what foods are useful to consume when you’re trying to lose weight, here.
*The health and nutrition information on this website is designed for educational and resource purposes only. This information is not a substitute for, nor a replacement for, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.