Make your own energy drink. Add 2 tbsp. whole chia seeds to 1 cup of water and let sit for 5 minutes until thickened. Add maple syrup or honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice for an easy protein boost pre- or post-workout.
Protein Topper. Add a spoonful of chia seeds to morning cereal or porridge, such as cooked quinoa, millet, or oatmeal, with almond milk. Sprinkle on top for breakfast and serve with dried fruit.
Chia Jam. Combine 1 cup berries, 1 tbsp. chia seeds, and 1 tbsp. warm water; blend in a food processor until it forms a jelly consistency, then transfer to a sealed jar and spread onto gluten-free toast and crackers. Store jam in a sealed container in the fridge for up to five days.
Salad dressings. Add 1/2 tsp. chia seeds to your favorite salad dressing for a protein boost and texture. Add more water or oil to your dressing if needed to thin it out because chia seeds absorb water!