Enjoy some of the best chia seed recipes online. Create your own chia seed pudding and other chia creations!
Chia seeds have seen a huge boost in popularity in the recent years due to their unique nutritional benefits and versatility in recipes. They make an amazing binding agent in recipes that would typically call for eggs to do the trick. This recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will satisfy the craving for something sweet, dense and doughy all the while giving you a nice hit of omega 3 fatty acids, complete protein, calcium AND antioxidants from chia! If glutenous baked goods are your downfall than try out this tasty recipe, you'll be happy you did.
Mix up your usual fruit or smoothie breakfast with this tasty gluten-free pudding/porridge recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! This is a truly wholesome dish with an earthy flavor that will remind you of grain/oat based porridge. The addition of chia adds a nice protein and efa boost. Top with pomegranate, hemp seeds, cinnamon, a sprinkling of coconut sugar, or additional chia seeds and enjoy!
Omega 3's play a crucial role in the health of our bodies on a cellular level! Having enough of these delicate fats ensures that our cell membranes remain permeable for the ultimate flow of nutrients and removal of toxins. This recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home is rich in plant-based omega 3's with powerful ingredients such as chia, hemp and flax. If you want to make it completely vegan simply replace the raw honey with a liquid sweetener such as coconut nectar, yacon syrup, or agave. Enjoy!
The perfect balance of creamy texture, sweetness and carrot cake spice.... Have your (carrot) cake and drink it too with this absolutely delicious and satisfying smoothie recipe by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries! Garnish with a sprinkling crumbled Dastony coconut butter to mimic the flavor of a coconut butter frosting. So yummy!
If you love the refreshing and vibrant flavor of lemons you will love this mouthwatering dessert by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney! The crust is a delicious combination of truly raw cashews, hemp hearts, coconut and dates - raw AND paleo friendly. The filling combines the delicate and nearly floral flavor of meyer lemon with the more robust and acidic standard lemon for a nice balance of sweet and tart. Fresh banana makes the filling nice and creamy, while omega rich chia seeds are used to thicken things up. Wondering how to achieve that pop of bright yellow? Sun dried, organic turmeric root is the secret ingredient there. Store these lovely mini-tarts in the freezer for a healthy treat anytime.
Healthy, raw and gluten-free doughnuts with actual nutritional benefits to match the pleasure of eating them? Yes, you read this right and while it may seem to good to be true this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen proves that with raw food cuisine miracles can happen. The actual doughnut base is a simple combination of raw cashews ground to a flour, flax, chia, dates, ginger, lemon zest and a dash of turmeric to lend that pop of orange. The frosting is a creamy, sweet, metabolism boosting combination of young coconut meat, coconut oil and a liquid sweetener of your choice. Both ginger and turmeric are highly anti-inflammatory herbs, as are all of the omega 3's found in flax and chia. Top with grated almonds and a few crunchy cacao nibs. Delicious!
If you love to start your day with a nutrient dense smoothie you'll love this delicious recipe by Koko Brill of Kokos Kitchen! A base of pure homemade almond milk combines with frozen peaches and raspberries, dates, banana, and a handful each of some of the most classically adored superfoods: hemp seeds, chia seeds, goji berries, and cacao. Enjoy for breakfast and start your day nourished and fully charged up!
The ultimate beverage for yogis and yoginis everywhere! This recipe by Akshata Sheelvant of Jeeva Lifestyle.com will hydrate, energize, provide cleansing fiber for the digestive system and omega fatty acids for lubricated joints and flexibility. Every yogi will tell you to avoid a heavy meal right before yoga class. This recipe offers a nice boost of energy and nutrition all the while being light in the tummy. The sweet, sour, and salty flavor combination and hydrating aspect is also thought to bring balance to the Ayurvedic dosha type Vata. Enjoy this healthful drink and have a wonderful yoga session!
Tis the season for SOUP! Delicious bowls of hearty, comforting, belly warming soup. And if you're a raw foodist don't think you're exempt from this nourishing experience. Raw soups can be adapted to hit the spot during any season - even the colder months! Try this recipe by Kibby of Kibby's Blended Life for a creamy and filling blended cauliflower and zucchini soup made complete with a side of cheesy crackers (recipe also included!). Bon Appetit and stay warm out there!
Long gone are the days when biting into a veggie burger meant having to endure something flavorless with the consistency of sponge. There are SO many delightful vegetable based burgers out there, however, THIS one by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life happens to be one of our favorites. It is super easy to make and absolutely bursts with fresh and vibrant flavor! You can make a whole assortment of fun condiments to go with it as well (see recipe below for ideas). If you don't own a dehydrator yet simply use your oven with the door slightly ajar on the lowest setting and decrease your drying time.
Crunchy, flavorful and totally delectable nut-free kale chips by Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw inspired by a genius recipe featured on Cafe Gratitude's blog. These are tangy and slightly cheesy from the miso, lime and apple cider vinegar yet contain no nutritional yeast. We love the added dose of omega 3's from the addition of chia seeds!
Refresh and nourish yourself with a deliciously creamy peachy green smoothie by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com featuring young coconut, almond milk, chia, spinach, ginger and of course fresh peaches! It's the perfect recipe to enjoy while soaking up these precious final weeks of Summer.
A luxurious, elegant and highly nutritious white chia pudding by eco-chic goddess Rebecca Leffler of Lafluer Parisny.com made with Dastony's limited edition white almond butter. This sweet, creamy, vanilla bean infused pudding also includes mesquite pod meal, cinnamon and fresh coconut water! Enjoy it for a snack, a dessert, or a nourishing and decadent breakfast.
An epic icy cold chocolate superfood shake by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw with chocolate syrup drizzled throughout! Start by blending chilled medicinal chaga mushroom tea with raw cashews to create a creamy milk. Then add in your superfood powerhouse ingredients: lucuma, maca, mesquite, chia, raw cacao, ashwaganda and more! Blend with ice and frozen banana until completely smooth, creamy and delicious!
Only lightly sweetened with low glycemic coconut nectar, these protein bars are absolutely brimming with nutrition and will help to maintain an even blood sugar. It's amazing to think how many energy/protein bars are actually loaded with refined sugars these days. A much better option is to make your own. These protein bars by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish contain a wide array of complete amino acids - the building blocks of protein - and will give you sustained energy (and a little chocolate fix which never hurts!).
No heat, no pectin, no sugar and no fuss needed with this amazingly simple, 2 ingredient blackberry chia jam recipe by Erin of Simply Dish. It turns out thick and perfectly spreadable and relies on the natural sweetness of fresh blackberries as opposed to refined sugar. Pair some with raw stone ground coconut butter on sprouted toast for a special treat!
Many raw pizza recipes, while delicious, are very heavy on the nuts. This recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen is devoid of any nuts whatsoever! The crust is made from soaked chia, sweet potato, leafy greens and fresh herbs and has a nice chewy texture without being heavy. A chunky marinara is spread over the crust and topped with fresh spinach and marinated mushrooms and onions that have a nearly caramelized texture from the dehydrator. Marquis calls this one a "beast of a pizza", but it's worth the effort once in a while to come up with something as special as this. Indulge!
Sprouted chickpeas combine with fresh garlic, onion, yummy spices, almond meal and chia seeds to create the flavors and textures you expect from falafel without any processed flour or fried oil. Serve your falafel in cabbage or lettuce wraps with a drizzle of raw tahini sauce, chopped tomato and cucumber, and a pinch of fresh parsley or cilantro to garnish.
If you're unfamiliar with Salba it is actually an heirloom variety of chia seed - a highly nutritious super-seed which is a member of the mint family! This recipe is extremely gentle on the tummy making it a great nutrient dense treat to enjoy even if it's near bedtime. Top with bee pollen, rice bran, cacao nibs, goji berries, or a sprinkle of non-gmo soy lecithin for an added superfood boost!