Chia Seeds are really phenomenal for you. They are rich in protein, iron, calcium and essential fatty acids, omega 3 and 6. They are a great substitute for eggs, as I've seen in my egg-free recipes, but they are even more nutritious uncooked. Heat damages and even destroys the omega 3 and 6, which we need so much for good health. That's why I blend these few ingredients to make hot cocoa and only heat them just slightly, being careful not to overheat.
I also add chia seeds (as well as other sources of omega 3 and 6, like hemp seeds) to anything I can. The girls and I drink lots of smoothies, which are another great way to get more of these seeds, and I put them in homemade ice cream, salad, salad dressing (the best way to thicken salad dressing!) and pie filling.
Add to blender:
3 cups almond milk
3 tbsp cocoa or Raw Cacao Powder
2 to 3 tbsp honey, depending on your taste
2 tbsp Chia Seed meal (I grind my chia seeds with a coffee grinder. The seed to meal ratio is about 1:2)
Heat on the stovetop slightly, so as not to damage the omega 3 and 6.