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How Do You Like Your Chia Seeds?

Have you tried chia seeds yet? Called a "superfood" by some, chia seeds are a rich source of protein, antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. These super seeds are also an excellent source of essential minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sodium and potassium.

I've been using chia seeds from Nutiva and like adding them into smoothies, on my peanut butter, in my homemade granola and in baked goods like muffins and breads. I choose to include them for their omega-3s and protein - anything to help fill up my three boys who are always hungry!

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Another new fresh and refreshing idea? Throw chia seeds in your iced tea! We're loving recipes from superfoods brand, Nutiva and Numi Organic Teas. Combined together, they create the perfect late summer treat that’s both nutritious and satisfying.

Iced Tea + Lemonade with Chia Seeds - Chia adds a superfood boost, while lemonade adds a light sweetness to the crisp, refreshing flavor of black tea.

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Ingredients

1/2 tsp. Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds
2 Tbsp. water, room temperature
1 Numi Organic Tea - Breakfast Blend black tea bag
½ cup water, boiling
½ cup lemonade
Ice cubes
Lemon slices

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Directions
1. Add chia seeds to 2 tbsp. of room temperature water. Stir to combine, and set aside for 5 minutes, until chia softens.
2. Meanwhile, bring ½ cup of water to boil.
3. Steep tea bag in hot water for 5 minutes.
4. Discard tea bag and pour tea into a tall glass. Add lemonade and chia seeds and stir to combine.
5. Top with ice, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.

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Iced Mint Tea with Chia Seeds - Iced Mint Tea is refreshing and invigorating; chia seeds add omega-3s, protein, antioxidants and fiber.

Ingredients
1/2 tsp. Nutiva Organic White Chia Seeds
2 tbsp. water, room temperature
1 Numi Organic Tea - Moroccan Mint teasan bag
1 cup water, boiling
Ice cubes
Fresh mint leaves to garnish

Directions
1. Add chia seeds to 2 tbsp. of room temperature water. Stir to combine, and set aside for 5 minutes, until chia softens.
2. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup of water to boil.
3. Steep tea bag in hot water for 5 minutes.
4. Discard teasan bag and pour tea into a tall glass. Add chia seeds and stir to combine.
5. Top with ice, garnish with fresh mint and serve. Optional: Add strawberry slices.

How do you like your chia seeds?

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