Chia seeds add protein, fibre and healthy omega-3 fats to a variety of dishes, from morning smoothies to virtuous chocolate desserts.
I love making up a few of these at a time for a quick, on-the-go breakfast. The oats and chia seeds keep you really full. You can use different types of milks, such as almond milk and sweeten to your own taste with maple syrup or agave, if you prefer. You can use almost any fruit - bananas, peaches, or any variety of berries work well. Experiment until you find your favourite version!
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.
Ok, it's not porridge since it doesn't have oats but it looks just like it! Chia seeds expand in liquid and provide lots of crunch and texture to this filling, fruity breakfast.
No dairy required to make this refreshing green smoothie! It has a serving of chia seeds added which have plenty of protein to keep you full.
This is a very quick dessert to prepare. It's made with chia seeds, almond milk and fresh strawberries. It requires no cooking and no fuss!
A healthy dessert or breakfast on the go, this chia pudding is sustaining and satisfying. Serve plain or add a variety of toppings; I like toasted almonds and coconut!
This creamy, filling dessert is dairy free, gluten free, vegan and has no added sugar. You could use unsweetened almond milk instead of coconut milk and fruit compote or stewed rhubarb instead of mango. Prepare the night before for best results.
This jam has no refined sugars and it uses chia seeds as the gelling agent! I've made it using frozen fruit so you can prepare it any time of the year. Enjoy right away or keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
These quick and easy oat and chia seed bites held together with almond butter are a great snack when you need an energy boost.
I put this smoothie recipe together after experimenting with a few others. Fresh blueberries are blended with avocado, banana, almond milk and chia seeds into a quick and easy smoothie with a touch of natural sweetness.