Seriously if chia seeds aren't part of your diet you need to consider adding them. Even if a few stray seeds end up in your teeth the benefits far outweigh any social anxiety from being caught with something in your teeth. Even if you do get caught it also gives you an excuse to share this amazing seed story with someone new!
Let's talk about just a few of the benefits. Gram for gram it contains more Omega 3 fats than salmon. That means lowered LDL and VLDL cholesterol, reduced inflammation throughout the body, improved brain health, lowers cancer risk, and reduces your risk of heart disease. Sounds pretty good, right? It doesn't stop there. In one serving (1 oz or 2 tbsp) you also get 11 grams of fiber. Compare that to a whole wheat pasta(4 grams of fiber) that is often touted to be high fiber and it doesn't even compare. How about micronutrients... these seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals. I love that they have 30% of your daily recommended amount of magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is often referred to as the the mineral the people are deficient in the most yet is responsible for over 300 different chemical reactions in your body. It's important in getting quality sleep, energy production and even your mood.
When you pair up all of these awesome benefits plus the antioxidant power of blueberries, these pancakes will actually make you healthier! How awesome is that, to get to eat pancakes and improve your health. Just don't drown them in maple syrup made from high fructose corn syrup ;)
Ingredients (Makes 12 medium pancakes)