Price: From $7.69AUD
Where To Buy: www.thechiaco.com.au
The first time I ever heard of chia was on that Chia Pet ad at the beginning of Wayne’s World but then it kind of dropped of the radar. Over the past few years, chia has really grown in popularity as a superfood and why bloody shouldn’t it?! It’s the highest plant-based source of Omega-3, high in dietary fibre and contains all eight essential amino acids making it a ‘complete’ protein (which is rare for a plant-based protein).
The Chia Co. range of products make getting your daily dose of chia easy peasy. Not only do they produce black and white chia seeds in different quantities but they also make chia oil, which is great in salad dressings, chia bran, which is great in baking and ground chia seeds, which are great in smoothies. Chia seeds themselves are super versatile; you can make a gel and have a couple of teaspoons, add to baking (like my Oat, Almond and Chia Cookies), pop it in a salad or on top of cereal, the possibilities are endless!
The Chia Shots are one of my favourite products because they’re teensy individual serves of chia seeds ready t go whenever you need ’em. If you’re hitting the road for a few days, or just want to boost your meals out, take a Chia Shot along and you’re all set.
If you’re in the refrigerated section of your supermarket, also check out their Chia Puddings; individual serves of flavoured chia goodness perfect for lunch boxes and snacks on the run.
The Chia Co.’s products are easy peasy to spot because of their bright orange packaging and are available at most supermarkets, so make sure you pick up some of their awesome products next time you do your groceries!
Wanna win some Chia Shots from The Chia Co.? As part of Like a Vegan’s 4th Birthday ExtraVeganza, you can score some Chia Shots and over $200 worth of vegan goodies just by commenting below and telling me what your favourite use for chia is! Also be sure to check out @likeavegan on Instagram for another chance to win!
Australian residents only, winner will be drawn on the 5th of September, 2014.