5 health boosting chia seed recipes
I have shared with you the health effects of the fantastic chia seed, so it is not more than fair to give some recipes with it.
4 tablespoons chia seeds
1 cup (little over 2 dl) almond milk/coconut milk/soy milk
A handful frozen or fresh raspberries
two pinches of cinnamon (If you like)
Half a banana
Nuts of your choice
Mix the chia seeds, milk, raspberries and cinnamon together in a bowl and put it in the fridge overnight. Before serving chop a half banana and 4 strawberries up (you can of course use whatever you like) and sprinkle over the porridge together with some nuts of your choice. Yum!
Quick & Easy Chia Seed Bread
A hearty quick bread that’s packed full of healthy goodness!
1 9×9 pan, covered with parchment paper
½ cup (2.3 dl) chia seeds
1 cup (2.3 dl) raw pumpkin seeds (can substitute other seeds – sesame, for example)
¾ cup (1.8 dl) oat flour (can be made with gluten-free oats)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. oregano
½ tsp. thyme
½ tsp. fine grain sea salt
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
1 cup water
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Make sure your pan is lined with parchment paper. Combine all the dry ingredients including the chia seeds together, then add water and stir for about 2 minutes, or until it starts to thicken. Pour batter into the pan and even out the surface using a spoon (or your hands!). Bake for about 25 minutes; take out and let cool. Be sure to eat this quickly, because it turns kind of gummy after 2-3 days. or put in the freezer and heat in the toaster before eating.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
1 1/4 cup (0.6 dl) almond milk/soy milk
1/4 cup (1.6 dl)chia seeds
1 ½ tablespoons raw cocao powder
1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia (you can use honey if you prefer)
Raw cacao nibs or berries for garnish (optional)
In a measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the almond milk, chia seeds, and cocoa powder until all lumps are gone. Whisk in the stevia to taste. Pour the mixture into individual serving dishes (or leave it all in one bowl), and refrigerate overnight until the pudding is set. Serve chilled, garnished with cacao nibs if you like.
These chia chocolate balls are great for anyone with a sweet tooth
1 cup (2.3 dl) pitted medjool dates
1 cup (2.3 dl) activated nuts (I like almonds and walnuts)
1/3 cup (0.8 dl) raw organic cacao powder
⅓ cup (0.8) coconut oil
½ (1.2 dl) cup shredded coconut
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Soak dates in warm water for 15 minutes to soften.
Whilst dates are soaking add nuts, cacao, shredded coconut, coconut oil and chia seeds to processor and mix.
Add dates and process.
If mixture is too dry add either a tablespoon of filtered water, or a little bit more coconut oil.
Let mixture sit for 10 minutes.
Roll mixture into bite size ball size.
Roll balls in shredded coconut.