Chia seeds add protein, fibre and healthy omega-3 fats to a variety of dishes, from morning smoothies to virtuous chocolate desserts.
We've probably all heard of the omega-3 rich chia seeds by now! This is a very simple and extremely delicious dessert recipe that you can use them in. Chia seeds can be found in the larger supermarkets or in health food shops. Te turn into a jelly-like texture when soaked in liquid.
Makes a lovely change from porridge and with the addition of chia seed - it's more nutritious! All made in the slow cooker so you can wake up to a cosy hot breakfast. Instead of blueberries, you can add whatever fresh or dired fruit you happen to have or like!
If you love chocolate and tapioca, you will love this no-cook dessert. It's highly nutritious, vegan-friendly, deliciously chocolatey, chewy and totally moreish. It's also quick and easy to make.
Chia seeds are a great source of fibre and protein. They expand in liquid, making you feel fuller. I like to mix the chia seeds with water in advance so I can add a teaspoon to porridge, smoothies, yoghurt or use as a thickener. This is just a general idea for using chia seeds - once you start to use them, you will know how much is right for you to use. This gel can be stored in the fridge and used for 3 weeks.
This dessert is a healthy way to finish the day! Of course, it works just as well for breakfast. Chia seeds are a natural thickener which makes this dish a nice texture. Toasted almonds or mixed nuts add crunch.