Chia Seeds are a super food that you should know about! When your cells are nourished, your skin glows. These little black seeds are the highest natural source of omega-3s, a type of fatty acid that benefits your skin by helping to strengthen cell membranes’ barriers that allow water and nutrients in while keeping toxins out.
To help you get into our current Chia craze, here are two great recipes. One that will benefit your internal health and for consumption, the other, an application recipe to benefit your skin!
Vanilla Chia Pudding, makes one serving.
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
1 tablespoon honey
In a small bowl or jar combine the first four ingredients. Give it a good stir and refrigerate for at least one hour. After the first thirty minutes give the mixture a stir, so it doesn’t clump together. Once you’re ready to eat, stir in the honey (add more if you don’t think it’s sweet enough) and top with your favorite fruit or chopped nuts.
Chia seed face scrub
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chia seeds
Mix the ingredients together before applying to a damp face. Allow the mixture to set for two minutes before using a wet washcloth to remove. Splash cold water on your face when you’ve finished.