Chia Seed Recipes

Enjoy some of the best chia seed recipes online. Create your own chia seed pudding and other chia creations!

If you love that thick, hearty, and filling feel of porridge in the morning this recipe by Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen is a must-try! Chia seeds will naturally swell with water and become quite gelatinous once soaked, making them the perfect substitute for grains in porridge. They are also far superior nutritionally with plenty of calcium, antioxidants, gentle soluble fibers, complete protein profile and loads of brain-boosting and inflammation fighting omega 3 fatty acids. This is a true breakfast treat - sweet vanilla chia porridge with a layer of cherries, pistachios and cacao nibs at the bottom of the glass waiting to be devoured. Enjoy!

 

 

September is here and you know what that means....the end of watermelon season as we know it. Indulge fully in nature's most juicy and hydrating fruit with this refreshing Watermelon and Strawberry Smoothie by Charmaine San Pedro of Not Another Models Blog. She's even given us a green version for those of us addicted to chlorophyll. Enjoy these final days of summer to the max!

Once you start crafting your own superfood smoothies you may find yourself not wanting to consume anything else. They are just so delicious, however the main benefit is how amazing they make you feel. This tasty version by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home combines fresh coconut milk with banana, mango, and a handful of high-nutrient goodies such as maca, hemp seeds, camu camu and chia for a totally high vibe and power-packed smoothie treat that will stick with you for hours!

If you're looking to make a successful batch of raw crackers it's always best to follow a tried and true recipe. Even the best of us have created crackers a time or two that have gone straight to the compost bin. Try this one by Choosing Raw; it's fool proof! She's created a Pretty In Pink flax, chia and pumpkin seed cracker  and bulked it up with some leftover veggie pulp (use beet for that pretty pink hue!), added some tasty herbs, a dash of salt, a splash of water and that's it. Easy to follow, nutritious, and delicious!

From the chef, Kerry Ogden:

"When I taught raw food at the Tree of Life, my mantra to students was 'It’s always edible.' That’s beauty of raw. It’s hard to ruin. This recipe is a classic example. Snack bars didn’t stick? No problem! Call it a crumble, whip up some chia cream and you’re set to mix and match a medley of meals.

Swirl a dollop of chia cream in your morning smoothie or eat it plain as pudding. Top the crumble on soaked raw oats or add more tahini and roll into calcium-rich, energy balls. Or, go all out, and make this delicious fresh fruit parfait. Pear is pictured, but many fruits will work wonderfully - think peaches, plums, and cherries."

ENJOY!

Any recipe that incorporates medicinal edible flowers into it is worth a try in our book. And this delicious beauty bar recipe by the talented Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen is far beyond worth a try. You may be familiar with calendula flower for its topical uses. Extremely anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing it is wonderful for nicks, scrapes, and irritations of all kinds. It also has benefits internally as its astringent quality is great for our digestive systems. This recipe is also full of beautifying Vitamin A from 2 beta carotene all stars: goji berries and raw carrot. ENJOY and let your natural beauty shine!

Raw cacao brownies with a seductively gooey raspberry chia jam topping. Yep, this dessert by Andrew Davis of Millennial-Kitchen will have you forgetting about dinner completely - time to move right into dessert!

A so-simple-it's-genius recipe shared by Gena Hemshaw from her highly anticipated recipe book Choosing Raw. This is a great way to get a well rounded snack into your body with a balanced ratio of healthy carbs, essential fats, proteins, and fresh greens. Green smoothies are great but sometimes you need to chew!

Please head over to Gena's blog for 2 more simple variations to play with including original pb +maple and cookies and cream. Tasty, nutritious, quick, beyond easy and GREAT for kids too!

Breakfast Criminals is all about sharing superfood recipes straight from the heart. This particular smoothie bowl happens to also help nourish the heart *chakra* with plenty of green leafy ingredients. If you haven't yet jumped on the superfood smoothie bowl band wagon now is the time and here is a great recipe to start you out on the right track! You wont believe how wonderful and satisfied you'll feel.

This recipe was originally shared on AuraCacia.

If getting a serious dose of antioxidants and brain-nourishing efa's is on today's agenda then you've come to the right recipe! Delicious truffle treats made with a base of pistachio nuts, juicy medjool dates, organic matcha powder, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla bean. Oh yes, and chia, who could forget!

Recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home.

Enjoy!

Chia is a true superfood all-star with loads of omega 3's, fiber, minerals including calcium and iron, essential amino acids and antioxidants! The antioxidants, in fact, help keep the chia seeds' delicate oils from going rancid, making them a great alternative to more volatile seeds such as flax when it comes to an omega 3 boost.

Enjoy this delicious and health promoting chocolate pudding by Jodi Burke featuring our favorite superfood seed along with raw cacao, avocado and vanilla!

Roll those sleeves up and try your hand at a delicious and nutrient-rich Berry Bliss Splish Splash superfood smoothie shared via Breakfast Criminals! Follow the recipe exactly, or use this quote as inspiration to get creative and follow your own intuition:

“And remember to have fun during this time, don’t strive to be perfect. Perfection is overrated so most importantly pay attention to how your body is responding and journal in the food diary.” – Elena Kulakovska, KUL HEALTHY YOU

Enjoy!

Fill your hungry belly, nourish yourself fully and induce a lovely superfood glow with a delicious, satisfying and effortless Berry Tahini Chia Pudding by Breakfast Criminals! Enjoy plenty of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, protein, antioxidants, and Vitamins C and E all within this tasty and highly nutritious recipe.

One of Breakfast Criminals' most shared and well loved recipes to date!

By adding oats to your smoothies and chia puddings the texture becomes thicker, creamier and ultra delicious. Read on for a fantastic superfood variation of a classic chia oat smoothie bowl complete with magenta-colored pitaya (also known as dragonfruit) and deep green spirulina. Breakfast SHOULD look like a brightly colored work of art, don't you agree?

Give yourself of solid dose of potent vitamins, minerals, complete protein, and omega fatty acids with this gorgeous summertime Peachy Greens salad by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake.

Decadent raw and gluten-free chocolate hazelnut thumbprint cookies by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries, made extra tasty with the addition of Rawmio's Original Chocolate Hazelnut spread. Garnished with a dollop of homemade sugar-free strawberry chia jam, because strawberry and chocolate is a match made in heaven!

This beautiful cake by Chris Anca of Tales of A Kitchen is completely open to your adaptation. Top with whatever fruits are most luscious and in season! You'll find plenty of coconut in this recipe providing lots of fiber and body-loving fats. Chia seeds are used to thicken the texture of the filling without reliance on added oil. Load up your finished masterpiece with your favorite fruits such as pineapple, berries, papaya, mango, grapes, or even melon. Enjoy!

A tasty little burst of gingery goodness in bite-size to sustain you throughout the day. It doesn't get much simpler than this tasty and energy packed recipe by Koko Brill of Koko's Kitchen. Super kid-friendly too!

Say whaaaat?!!  These cookies were absolutely delicious and very healthy to boot.  No need to feel guilty after these.  I may or may not have had half the batch for lunch.  I know - this lifestyle is so rad that I get to break all the rules.  Don't hate- just join me!

If you're bored of the usual fruit smoothie or cereal for breakfast then give this tasty gluten free and raw recipe by Chris Anca of Real Raw Kitchen a try! We've all heard of overnight oats but have you ever tried the same phenomenon with buckwheat groats? Give your body the nourishment that it deserves by starting the day right with nutrient and flavonoid rich buckwheat, vitamin and antioxidant rich fruit, protein, efa, and calcium packed chia, and a dose of healthy fats from coconut! Yum!

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