Chia Seed Salsa Recipe

This chia seed salsa recipe is simple and easy to make.

I love these little black kernels. I put them in many yummy foods like brownies and yogurt. T  The organic Braggs apple cider vinegar gives it some tanginess while the raw honey adds some sweetness. Apple cider vinegar also aids in digestion and can help relieve heartburn that some people may get from eating tomatoes.

2 cups cherry tomatoes

2 medium green bell peppers (chopped)

a handful of lemon basil (or normal basil)

2 TBS apple cider vinegar

2 TBS raw honey

3 TBS chia seeds

1/4 tsp sea salt

Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you get the desired consistency. I like mine pretty chunky. You can also a pinch of minced garlic or jalapeƱo for added flavor and kick.

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have many health benefits. They are high in omega-3's and alpha-linolenic acid, both of which help boost brain function and reduce inflammation. They contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese and phosphorus in notable amounts.

I like to put a tablespoon of chia seeds into a cup of water for a chia seed gel. For centuries South Americans have consumed chia seeds to help prevent dehydration. They would drink the gel before long journeys. Because they absorb so much water, they can also help you feel full, reduce cravings and balance blood sugar.

They also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps with sleep and improving mood.

One of my favorite chia seed products is chia seed kombucha by Synergy.

They are also super yummy in smoothies, soups, oatmeal and sauces. You can throw a teaspoon in just about anything without changing the texture. If you do more than that you may start to get a more gel like consistency. Experiment and have fun with these. 

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