Archive for the ‘Chia Recipes and ideas’ Category


Soup with chia seeds

Adding chia seeds to soup is a very easy way to add the goodness of chia seeds into your diet. Many people like to have a cup of instant soup as part of a quick lunch or pick-me-up, especially if they are busy.   While I don’t like instant soups ( as a rule they […]

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Chocolate Cherry Chia Pudding

My new favorite dessert This pudding is very thick, smooth and delicious. Although it tastes decadent, it uses healthy ingredients. Based on the favorite Australian chocolate bar called Cherry Ripe, a concoction of dark chocolate, cherries and coconut, it is simple to make and makes a wonderful dessert. This pudding is very thick and can […]

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Chia Brownies

Here are 3 chia brownie recipes for you to enjoy. The use of chia seeds enables you to use less butter than in a traditional brownie recipe. I have substituted about half of the butter with chia gel. Bitter Orange Brownies This is my favorite brownie recipe. It is has very adult flavor. The bitterness […]

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Speedy Chia Crunchy Breakfast

In a hurry? It only takes a minute to make this delicious chia breakfast. Whe the weather is warm its one of my favorite ways to have aquick,  hearty chia breakfast.  Its bound to be a favorite with people who enjoy their chia seeds whole and crunchy instead of gelled or blended. I’m sure you […]

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Chia Berry Fruit Spread

. This is a very simple substitute for sugar laden spreads. Its easy to make and very healthy. If you want it sweeter, just add a pinch or two of stevia. Ingredients 300 grams of fresh frozen mixed berries (about 10 ounces) 1 and a half  Tablespoons of chia seeds – black or white. a […]

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Reader recipes

Visitors to this site are starting to send in their own unique ways of using chia seeds. Below are some of these recipes for you to enjoy. A big thanks to those who have generously shared their recipes. . Patty’s Chia dessert COCONUT CHIA JELLY Bring 1 can (2cups)of lite Coconut milk or cream to […]

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Chia creamed brown rice

This simple recipe is a great way to use up left over brown rice. Serve it as a breakfast dish or as a dessert. Next time you cook brown rice, cook a little extra for this dish. Its a very quick, easy and delicious recipe. This makes about 4 servings. Ingredients 2 cups of cooked […]

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Chilli Chia Fish Cakes

Light in texture, high in flavor these fishcakes are very nutritious and filling

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Chia Miso Super Soup

Two superfoods, miso and chia seeds are combined in this recipe for a double dose of goodness. Try it with different types of Miso.

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Cauliflower Chia Mash

This creamy mash is a delicious change from mashed potato.

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Hearty Chia Breakfast Eggs

Not quite scrambled eggs, not quite an omelet, but very tasty. Hearty chia breakfast eggs give you a healthy, nutritious start to the day.

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Chia Coffee Cream Dessert

Chia coffee cream dessert is a coffee lover’s dessert with the added goodness of chia. I love it with pears or lychees.

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Chia Fruit Jello

This is a much healthier alternative to packet Jello. It incorporates the goodness of fruit juice, chia seeds and gelatin and is quick and easy to make.

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New ways with chia fresca

These chia fresca recipes are very different to the traditional chia fresca. They are refreshing, invigorating and fun.

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Chia CousCous

One savory and one sweet chia recipe here. These are chia recipes for kids but they can be enjoyed by the whole family

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Chia apple pie filling

A quick and easy way to add chia to your diet. This pie filling uses only apples, apple juice and chia seeds.

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Instant Chia Vegetable Broth

A quick and easy way to make a low calorie instant broth. This is a useful way to add chia seeds to your diet

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Chia Seed Stir Fry Sauces

Two stir fry sauces with chia seeds as a thickener, plus some tips about adding chia seeds to stir fry sauces

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Chia Banana Date Cookies

This recipes uses white chia seeds but can be made with black seeds if necessary. Its a great “energy cookie” for kids

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Fruit Gel Yogurt Swirl

A quick, easy and delicious summer breakfast dish. It can also be served for dessert.

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Chia pan bread

A simple pan bread that is very versatile, filling and nourishing.

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Chia Pinole Cookies

Chia pinole cookies – revised version This version has more honey and no baking powder. I have also changed the method of mixing. It gives a sweeter and crisper cookie, and my family likes it better.  The original recipe is at the bottom of the page. The ingredients below are for 16 cookies Ingredients 4 […]

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Chia Pinole Fruit Puff

Chia Pinole Fruit Puff – 4 serves A quick and easy dessert with the goodness of dried fruit and chia seeds. Ingredients 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 and a half tablespoons honey 1 sheet of frozen puff pastry 1 xup of chopped dried fruit of choice (eg sultnas, dates, apricots) Method Make […]

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Chia Pinole

Chia Pinole Pinole is a traditional Native American recipe using ground corn. This version uses ground chia seeds. Ingredients 2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 and a half tablespoons honey Method Grind the chia seeds into a fine powder in a coffee grinder or blender with a grinding attachment. In a heavy bottomed […]

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Smoothies

Three easy to make and delicious fruit smoothies for your enjoyment. They all have the goodness of chia seeds added to them.

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Chia Fresca

Three chia fresca recipes – one is a traditional recipe, the second is less sweet but very refreshing on a hot day, and the third is a hot variation with a green tea base more suitable for colder weather

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Chia Almond Butter

This spread is very nutritious and very tasty. Its a healthy substitute for butter and great in sandwiches.

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Chia Granola

This is a variation of a traditional granola, utilising ground and whole chia seeds. This makes a very energising breakfast.

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Italian Chia Meatballs

Tasty meatballs that can be served with salad or can be served in a tomato based sauce over spagetti. These meatballs are filling and nutritious.

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Chia Seed Omelet with Asparagus

This filling nutritious breakfast will keep you energised and feeling full until lunch time. Use asparagus in season for best results

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