Chia seeds add protein, fibre and healthy omega-3 fats to a variety of dishes, from morning smoothies to virtuous chocolate desserts.
Warm cinnamon quinoa with raisins, chia seeds and milled flaxseed is a hearty, gluten-free breakfast or healthy dessert that is ready in a half hour.
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.
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!
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.
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.
These energy bites are a deliciously different, no sugar added snack that are quick and easy to make. You can use any combination of dried fruit. I use kitchen scissors to cut up the dried fruit.
Chia seeds expand in liquid and have a jelly-like consistency. They are great to use in desserts, making them filling and nutritious. Enjoy this dessert with any fruit you have handy but it does work best with berries.
This is a delicious high protein breakfast. These pancakes get an extra boost of flavour from cocoa powder. It's a very adaptable recipe so you can add extras such as chopped walnuts, dried coconut, or other berries. Hope you like it as much as I do!
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.
An easy way to incorporate chia seeds into family treats. These delicious cookies contain no eggs or butter and are easy to make. Cookies will be soft; allow them to cool completely