6 amazing chia seed recipes
Chia seeds are a must-have in every diet. Deemed a super food because of their incredible health benefits, chia seeds provide heart-healthy fatty acids, filling fiber, and more antioxidants than blueberries.
Additionally, chia seeds also show benefits for suppressing appetite, leveling blood sugar and aiding digestion.
But how do you use them? If you’ve been struggling to find a way to use this weird looking superfood, then these recipes are for you!
Not too difficult to make and only requiring a few ingredients, the following six chia seed recipes will become staples in your diet in no time.
Mocha Chocolate Chunk Chia Seed Brownies
There’s no better dessert than chocolate, so why not pair nutritious chia seeds with a delectable brownie? This recipe does just that, using ½ cup of chia seeds to keep these brownies low carb but high in fiber and heart-healthy fats.
Strong coffee pairs perfectly with the rich dark chocolate chunks, turning these brownies into a crazy healthy but still rich and fudgy treat.
Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
Say good-bye to store-bought jams and jellies! A super simple jam recipe that requires only a few ingredients, this strawberry chia seed jam recipe is perfect for chia seed newbies.
Worried your family will freak out over tiny seeds on their morning toast? The chia seeds are masked perfectly by the strawberry seeds – so no one will ever know except for you!
Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
This chocolate chia seed pudding is downright sinful in flavour, but packs a punch nutritionally. Due to chia seeds ability to turn gelatinous when added to a liquid, chia seeds can turn almost any kind of liquid in to a pudding like dessert.
This chia seed pudding resembles rice pudding, but it’s so much healthier for you!
Lemon Chia Seed Pancakes
Looking for a nutritious way to start the day? Then look no further than these pancakes!
Subtly tangy from fresh lemon and topped with a delicious strawberry topping, chia seeds blend right into the batter to give you a nutritious kick with each bite.
Maca Superfood Energy Bars
Need a quick but healthy snack that everyone in the family will enjoy?
Then these Maca Superfood Energy Bars are for you! Loaded with superfoods like maca, flaxseeds and coconut oil, chia seeds give these energy bars the protein kick they need to keep you satisfied until your next meal.
Put together in just 10 minutes, these bars are easy to make and great to keep on hand for those mid-day snack urges.
Kombucha Chia Tea
Chia seeds are paired with kombucha in this recipe for a protein packed, nutrient rich drink.
Both superfoods, chia seeds and kombucha, are nutritional powerhouses in their own right, and combining the two makes for one incredibly healthy drink.
This drink can be sipped on after a tough workout to replenish protein and lost nutrients or can be enjoyed throughout the day for an energy boost!