Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods and one of the main source of healthy fats. These tiny but powerful seeds are packed with omega-3s, calcium, potassium, and magnesium that that are good for our brain and body.
However, most of us didn’t include chia seeds in our food recipes and diet because we only know limited recipes for chia seeds like Chia Pudding. Because of this limited knowledge, we often take Chia’s stunning health benefits for granted.
Well, it’s about time to take your Chia Seeds into a whole new level! We are delighted to say that Chia Seeds is more than that! You can now incorporate chia seeds into these delectable recipes and reap and enjoy its stunning health benefits.
1. Use it as a Toppings
Add some crunch and crispiness in your oatmeal breakfast by adding chia seeds to your morning breakfast. Chia seeds will take the form of a gelatinous ball if sat in liquid for a while.
Just 1 tablespoon of chia seeds will give you 5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. A healthy and satisfying meal to start your day! You can cook this healthy oatmeal recipe for Phase 3!
- Prepare and cook your steel-cut oatmeal.
- While your oatmeal is cooking, add 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to a 3/4 cup of almond milk and stir occasionally until gelled.
- Once your seeds have soaked up all your milk, fold the mixture into your oats.
- You can top it with your favorite blueberry and raspberries! Add a dash of stevia or xylitol for sweeter oatmeal.
2. Mix it with your muffins and pancakes.
If you are a fan of making muffins, pancakes, and waffles, try to toss in these nutritious chia seeds! Chia seeds have a neutral flavor that blends perfectly with your pancakes and muffins. You can prepare this delicious Chia Seed Muffin Recipe.
Chia Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
- 2 cups steamed and pureed pumpkin or 16 oz. can organic pumpkin (make sure there is the only pumpkin listed on the ingredient list)
- 1 Tbs chia seeds, ground (use a coffee or spice grinder)
- 1 cup quinoa flour
- 1/2 cup arrowroot starch
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs (or egg substitute)
- 1/4 cup virgin olive oil or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup coconut syrup
- 1 Tbs vanilla
- 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Spoon into lined muffin tray.
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean
- Eat one, freeze the rest or you’ll be in trouble.
3. Make it As Your Spread
Add some variations and spice while eating your favorite morning bread. Make a delectable and nutritious jam to fill your sprouted grain bread. You won’t even need to use pectin to bind your jam. Try this healthy and nutritious blackberry chia jam recipe
Blackberry Chia Jam Recipe:
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 medium of peach, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, from half a lemon
- 1 tablespoon of stevia or xylitol.
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the blackberries, cubed peaches, and lemon juice.
- As the fruit heats up and the juices bubble and boil, smash the fruit using the back of a fork until they break down. This should take 3 to 5 minutes.
- Sweeten the mashed fruit with 1 tablespoon of stevia or xylitol, to your liking. Add the chia seeds and stir once.
- Remove from the heat and let the jam set for about 5 minutes to thicken.
- Cool, and transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate. This jam will keep for 2 weeks in the fridge.
Chia seeds may be too small for a food, but it is packed with remarkable nutrients that are essential for our health and well-being. What about you? What’s your favorite chia seed recipe? Share it on our comment section.