What is Chia Seeds?

Chia seeds are the edible seeds of a flowering plant native to Mexico.

They are oval and grey with black and white spots, and can absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid - developing a gel texture.

chia seeds benefit

Fun Fact: The word "Chia"' means "Strength" in the Mayan language.

But why exactly are these chia seeds so powerful?

Simply put, they are EXTREMELY nutritious

Let’s take a more in-depth look at Chia Seeds benefit and all their glory…

5 Benefit Of The Chia Seeds:

1. Energy Boosting

This is credited to their nutritionally-dense nature. Being low-carb with a fantastic ratio of fibre, protein, and fats stabilises the blood sugar levels, thus preventing cravings and overeating. That means sustained energy throughout the day!

2. Heart-healthy

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), antioxidants and fibre, chia seeds help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases along with lowering high blood pressure. They are arguably one of the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids (ALA), containing more than that of a Salmon.

3. Rich in Protein

Boasting all 9 essential amino acids, chia seeds contain 19% protein making them a high-quality plant-based source. A diet high in protein may help with:

  • cell and tissue regeneration
  • stronger bones
  • building muscle
  • losing weight

4. Promotes Healthy Skin

Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants. These antioxidants help fight free radical damage caused by UV exposure, which keeps signs of ageing (wrinkles, fine lines, etc.) at bay. They also contain loads of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A and Potassium, which help boost the skin’s luminosity and elasticity.

5. Loaded with Fibre

Did you know - two tablespoons of chia seeds boast about 11 grams of fibre?
These fibres:

  • have prebiotic effects, which help prevent blood sugar spikes and decrease cholesterol levels. 
  • may also be fermented in the gut, thus improving colon health by promoting the formation of short-chain fatty acids.
  • support weight loss! Fibre slows the absorption of nutrients and the conversion of carbs to sugar, which means feeling fuller for longer!

How can YOU use our Chia Seeds?

Let's jump onto the recipes:

#1. Chia Seed Pudding:


  • 1/4 cup Amazin’ Graze Chia Seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup of Amazin’ Graze granola of your choice
  • Fresh fruit (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract, and honey. Stir well.
  2. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Once the pudding has thickened, stir well and serve in bowls.
  4. Top with fresh fruit and granola, if desired.

#2. Chia Seed Smoothie:



  1. In a blender, combine chia seeds, banana, frozen berries, almond milk, granola and honey.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

#3. Chia Seed Energy Balls:



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chia seeds, rolled oats, almond butter, honey, and dark chocolate chips. Mix well.
  2. Roll the mixture into small balls.
  3. Refrigerate the balls for at least 30 minutes before serving.

#4. Chia Seed Salad Dressing:


  • 1/4 cup Amazin’ Graze Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a blender, combine chia seeds, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve the dressing over your favorite salad.

Ready to get your dose of Chia goodness?

 Here are our top picks of chia-filled snacks that are delicious as they are nourishing.

Instant Oatmeal Goodness Bowl

A one-step meal that looks as good as it tastes. These dairy-free and vegan-friendly meals are easy and a fast way to power you through the day.


Toasted rolled oats and crispy puffed quinoa, tossed with an array of superfoods, nuts and seeds, our muesli is 100% vegan, natural and most importantly, tasty!


Our Fig & Chai, Blueberry Goji, Hazelnut Blackforest and Coconut Kaya Granolas are delicious grains baked to perfection and packed with superfoods, nuts and seeds.