Sip on Superfoods

Almond, soy, oat, and coconut are already well-known and beloved dairy alternatives, but did you know that you can also enjoy chia mylk as a dairy alternative?

Chia seeds come from the Salvia hispanica plant, a member of the mint family. These tiny seeds were cultivated by the Aztecs and Mayans in ancient times and have remained integral to Central and South American diets for centuries.  

Chia means 'strength,' and it was believed that they imparted vigour and stamina to those who consumed them. 

Today, chia seeds have earned well-deserved global attention due to their impressive nutritional profile and culinary versatility. 

A Nutritional Powerhouse 

Though small in size, chia seeds are an excellent source of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, each offering a wide array of health benefits. 

Their rich dietary fibre content can help promote healthy digestion and aid in maintaining regular bowel movements. The omega-3 fatty acids, particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), contribute to heart health by reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and improving cholesterol levels. 

Chia seeds also help to regulate blood sugar levels by absorbing liquid and forming a gel-like consistency, slowing down digestion. Additionally, incorporating chia into your diet may be beneficial for weight management, as the combination of fibre, protein, and healthy fats promotes satiety and curbs cravings. 

DIY Time 

With all these nutritional benefits, using chia as a dairy alternative is a no-brainer! 

Chia mylk is a simple and nutritious dairy alternative that can be easily prepared at home. 

Here's a basic recipe: 


  • 5 C water, divided 
  • ¼ C chia seeds 
  • 2 TBSP walnuts 
  • 2 TBSP sesame tahini 
  • 1 tsp honey, or to taste 
  • 1 dash vanilla extract (optional) 


  1. Combine 3 cups of the water with the chia seeds and walnuts in a bowl (stir to prevent clumps from forming) 
  2. Let soak for 8 hours to overnight 
  3. Pour the chia seed mixture into a blender, along with 1 cup of the water, the tahini, the honey, and the vanilla extract 
  4. Cover and blend until smooth, adding the remaining water as needed  

Let's Get Fancy 

The fun thing about chia mylk is that it can be customised and incorporated into a variety of recipes to create something delicious and nutritious. 

Here's a must-try Strawberry Chia Parfait recipe to try this summer… 


  • 4 TBSP chia seeds 
  • 1 C homemade chia mylk 
  • A handful of strawberries, cut into bite-sized pieces 
  • Nuts, oats, coconut shavings, or granola for toppings 
  • Optional: Sweetener of choice (e.g., honey or agave syrup) 


  1. In a bowl, combine the chia seeds and chia mylk. Stir well. 
  2. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent clumping. 
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight, allowing the chia seeds to absorb. 
  4. Once your chia mylk has been fully absorbed by the additional chia seeds, you can begin building your parfait. 
  5. Scoop a layer of your chia seed mix into a glass, and top with your strawberry bits and your choice of toppings. 
  • Repeat this process until you reach the top of the glass. 
  • Sprinkle with any extra toppings and enjoy! 

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