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Berry Tahini Chia Pudding – Phase 3

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Who’s up for a healthy and easy-to-make dessert? Try out this nutritious creation loaded with Raspberries, Tahini, and Chia Seeds and satisfy your cravings for sweets with a guilt-free conscience.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbs chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1 tbs tahini (or nut butter of choice)
  • 2 tsp sweetener of choice (brown rice syrup or maple syrup)
  • Fresh berries, raw walnuts, and mint to taste for topping

Directions:

  1. Mix chia seed, tahini, and milk in a glass jar.
  2. Add in other ingredients.
  3. Stir and let sit in the fridge overnight.

 

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Matcha Chia Seed Pudding Recipe – Phase 3

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Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together almond milk and chia seeds.
  2. In a separate small bowl, stir matcha powder with the honey or maple syrup until the matcha doesn’t have any clumps in it. Add the sweetened matcha to the chia seeds and stir well to combine.
  3. Cover the bowl and let the matcha chia pudding soak at least 3 hours in the refrigerator, but preferably overnight. Add more almond milk or water to thin out the pudding as desired and add more sweetener (syrup or honey) to taste. Top with seasonal fruit and serve.

Chia Seeds Health Benefits

Chia Seeds Health Benefits
Chia seeds have long been recognized as a super food. These tiny, black seeds from the Salvia Hispanic plant originated from South America. Chia is part of the staple diet of the Aztecs and Mayans in the past and the word “Chia” means strength in the ancient Mayan language. Despite its ancient roots, Chia seeds have only been distinguished recently as one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

So what makes Chia seeds among the healthiest food? Here are the reasons:

  1. Full of Antioxidants – It is a good source of antioxidants. These antioxidants help in preventing free radicals which damage the molecules in our cell that can cause cancer and increase the effect of aging.
  2. Rich in Fiber – It is one of the best sources of fiber. They are made out of 40% fiber, by weight. Our bodies need fiber for better digestion. Since chia seeds are almost all fiber, it can absorb up to 12 times it weight when soaked in water. Consuming them make on feel more full and lessens our appetite.
  3. Good Source for Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Our brain and body needs Omega-3. We usually get this from fish. These seeds have more Omega-3 than salmon, per gram.
  4. Packed with Nutrients – These tiny seeds are actually a good source of nutrients. It has Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus and as well as vitamins like Zinc, Vitamin B1, B3, B2 and Potassium. An ounce of Chia seeds only contains 137 calories and one gram of carbohydrates.
  5. Source for Protein – Compared to other plant food, Chia seeds are a good source for quality protein. They are composed of 14% Protein.
  6. Contains Essential Bone Nutrients – It is loaded with calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. These are essential to our bones. Chia seeds contain more calcium than other dairy products.

So if you’re looking to try out new food why don’t you give this superfood a try? They’re easy to prepare as part of your drinks, meals and even as a substitute to egg. These seeds may be tiny but they’re definitely a super food. For delicious recipe ideas, you can browse our chia seeds recipes here.

Coconut Lime Raspberry Chia Pudding – Phase 3

Dessert is a very important component of a meal, at least for sweets-lovers out there. To satisfy your cravings for sweets, we offer you this Coconut Lime Raspberry Chia pudding recipe, a healthy one at that! Try it out and prepare to take a bite of happiness in a glass.

Serving: 1 cup

Coconut Lime Raspberry Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Combine half the raspberries and the remaining ingredients in a large container.
  2. Mix well and close container. Refrigerate overnight or at least 5-6 hours.
  3. Divide into 2 bowls or glass dishes, top with remaining berries and serve. Enjoy!

 

3 Healthy and Delectable Chia Seeds Recipes

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.

STUNNING BENEFITS AND 3 HEALTHY AND DELECTABLE CHIA SEEDS RECIPES

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!
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Ingredients:

Directions:

  • 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 Muffins

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

Instructions:

  • 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:

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions: 

  • 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.

Spiced Chia Pudding with Blackberries – Phase 3

If you want a lighter but satisfying meal whisks with creamy and healthy milk for breakfast, then this Spiced Chia Pudding with Blackberries is just fitting to delight on. This recipe is packed with satisfying chia seed rice pudding and fresh blackberries.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries

Directions: 

  1. Prepare the pudding: In a bowl, combine the chia seeds, water, coconut milk, vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of stevia.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. To serve, stir in the sea salt and top with fresh blackberries, and drizzle with maple syrup. Serve chilled.

Chia Seeds – Phase 3

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  • Nutrient-Dense Superfood – chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, antioxidants and essential vitamins such as vitamins A, B, D and E, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and iron. Without caffeine jitters, chia seeds sustain energy levels, while helping you stay fuller longer.
  • Neutral Taste – chia seeds are virtually tasteless and can be added to your favorite foods. For added texture and protein, we recommend sprinkling chia seeds over oatmeal or adding them to smoothies, salads or yogurt for a satisfying and filling snack.
  • Hydrophilic Properties – these mighty seeds hold up to 12x their weight offering powerful thickening abilities. Make a vegan egg substitute using 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to 3 tablespoons of water.
  • Suitable for All Diets – this omega powerhouse supports all dietary restrictions considering they are gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, raw, low-carb and paleo-friendly.
  • 100% All Natural, Certified Organic and Non-GMO – Viva Labs chia seeds are sustainably sourced premium quality seeds, offering impeccable nutrition, taste and versatility. Free from unwanted additives and harmful ingredients, our unrefined chia seeds allow you to reap the full benefits of this ancient superfood.

Cacao Chia Seed Pudding – Phase 3

Valentines is fast approaching. It is completely convenient to have chocolates together with your loved ones on this special day. While chocolate is the norm on Valentines, we must be most watchful of our diet since chocolates are sprouting out anywhere. It is hard to resist, but for those on Phase 3 now there is an exciting chocolate recipe just right for you!

If you have never made cacao chia seed pudding before it may seem a bit strange at first but it really is great option so give it a go. You can also top it with any of your favorite raspberry, cranberry, cherry, blueberry or shredded coconut.

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PREP TIME: 5 mins

TOTAL TIME: 5 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 tablespoons of cacao nibs
  • 1/8 tablespoon of stevia (depending on how sweet you like it)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put all the ingredients in a large bowl & whisk until combined ensuring there are no cacao lumps.
  2. Pour into little glasses or just set in the bowl that you mix it in.
  3. Place in the fridge over night or for at least a couple of hours.
  4. Enjoy!

Want to grab a snack bar anytime? This Just Great Stuff Organic Cacao Acai Bar, a delicious gluten-free snack bar with Acai and a cracked unsweetened cacao beans also known as cacao nibs is the best replacement to the pudding described above. No sugar, no additives and rich in antioxidants.

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A healthy valentines for you and your date!

Spooky Raspberry Chocolate Pudding – Phase 3

This spooky raspberry chocolate pudding has a rich chocolate taste and is very smooth and silky blended with tangy flavors of raspberry. It’s dairy and egg-free that can also be served as a chocolate dip.

SPOOKY RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE PUDDING – PHASE 3

Serving Size: 1 cup of Spooky Raspberry Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups of raspberries
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 4-6 drops stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice (from squeezed lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

Directions: 

  1. Blend all but the coconut oil until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the oil and blend again to incorporate.
  3. Chill for at least 4 hours or cold and thickened.
  4. You can add chia seeds and raw cacao nibs as toppings. Serve and enjoy!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust – Phase 3

Craving for some healthy pizza? It’s your lucky day today as we have a pizza that’s oh-oh so right for you! This Cauliflower Pizza Crust is made with almond flour, chia seeds that serve as your healthy fats and creamy cashew cheese as toppings! A perfect on-the-go snack!

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Yield: 6 slices.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Serving size: 2 slices 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 medium head of cauliflower (4 cups of small florets)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment, and set aside.
  2. Whisk together chia seeds and water, then refrigerate at least a 1/2 hour.
  3. Chop cauliflower into small florets, then steam until fall-apart soft. Drain fully.
  4. Stir the almond flour with the oregano, garlic, and salt.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 F. Once cauliflower cools a little, place it in a clean dish towel or cheesecloth over a sink or bowl, and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. At least 2/3 cup water should come out – You want it as dry as possible.
  6. Place the squeezed-out cauliflower into a medium bowl and add the chia mixture. Mash and stir well. Then stir in the almond flour mixture. Form into a ball, and place on top of the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Pat into a circle, then use another sheet of parchment on top (and a rolling pin, if desired) to spread the circle to about 1/4 inch thick. (Take off the top sheet of parchment before baking.)
  8. Bake 25 minutes, or until lightly browned with crispy edges. Remove and add toppings of choice (you can add melted cashew cheese with it). Bake an additional 8 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes, then slice and enjoy!

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