Lemon-Strawberry Chia Seed Muffins are egg-free and flavored with Lemon and Strawberries with the added benefit of white whole wheat flour and Chia Seeds! It is also low-carb, low sugar, and absolutely delicious!
Did you know that Chia Seeds were good for diabetics? I knew they were good for you in general, full of omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, but I did not realize that they also help the body to regulate carbohydrates. Once the seeds are ingested, they form a barrier in the stomach which in turn slows the ingestion of sugar in the bloodstream. Another benefit is continued energy, not just a burst! This is great news for me to have come across for Grumpy’s sake!
I look so forward to the Diabetic Living magazine showing up on my nook and the most recent issue had this recipe in it. Usually, when I get my magazine, the first thing I do is go through it and bookmark recipes I find interesting and that I want to try. It had only been a couple of days since the magazine showed up on my bookshelf and I couldn’t wait any longer, I had to make these delicious muffins!
This recipe calls for ground Chia seeds. Grumpy is always telling me that he thinks my Chia seeds are disgusting. So another plus to this recipe was he would’t know there were chia seeds in the muffins! I ground the seeds in my coffee grinder which made it very easy. Chia Seeds thicken and gel up when added with wet ingredients and when I was mixing all of the liquid together, it kind of made me think of an egg the way the seeds got jelly like in the mixture and it likely acted as the binding agent since these muffins are also egg free.