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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.