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.

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Patty’s Chia dessert

COCONUT CHIA JELLY
Bring 1 can (2cups)of lite Coconut milk or cream to just boiling point.remove from heat and Add one packet of diet jelly (any flavor)stirring until dissolved. Cool down a bit then add 4 tablespoon’s of white or black Chia seeds. Refrigerate but stir occasionally to prevent Chia seeds from clumping. Makes a lovely refreshing dessert.

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Lisa’s Frozen Chia Dessert

1 frozen banana
1/3 C. soy milk, almond milk, etc.
1 T. chia seeds

I put the banana into the food processor to break it up, then add the milk and the chia seeds. It gets very thick, like ice cream. One serving is 173 calories, if you use nonfat soy milk.

I keep meaning to add cocoa and some agave nectar, or even some vanilla, but I’ve been enjoying it plain and never quite get around to making additions.




Tamara’s Smoothie

from  Wild Blue Wonder

Here’s my favorite smoothie:

1 cup coconut milk
1 frozen sliced banana
4 cups frozen baby spinach (enough to fill the blender jar)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp chia seeds

So good!

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Janelle’s Smoothie

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enough kale (cut and de-stemmed) to fill blender
1/2 banana
equal parts coconut milk and almond milk
splash of vanilla for extra flavor
1/6c chia seeds soaked in 1/3c coconut milk for a couple of hours
1/4c unsweetened coconut flakes

YUM!


Jennifer’s Smoothie

I drink my chia smoothie every morning and feel full and energized. I use a frozen banana (cut into pieces of course before I freeze it), half a cup of wild frozen blueberries, a few frozen strawberries, hemp protein powder, 1 T of organic chia seeds, and aloe water. Delicious!

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Catherine’s Fridge Oatmeal

I’ve fallen in love with chia seeds. I add them to pasta sauces, toss them in my daughters’ oatmeal, and make refrigerator oatmeal with them.

Fridge oatmeal: 1/4 cup old fashioned (not quick) oats, 1/4 cup Fat freet Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup fat free milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons chia seeds, 1/4 cup fresh fruit. Use raspberry yogurt and fresh raspberries. Put together in a mason jar, shake it up and pop in the fridge over night, a super quick and easy filling and healthy breakfast!

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Tamara’s Smoothie

Here’s my favorite smoothie:

1 cup coconut milk
1 frozen sliced banana
4 cups frozen baby spinach (enough to fill the blender jar)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp chia seeds

So good!

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Catherine’s microwave cake in a coffee cup

Put all ingredients into a coffee mug.
1/4 cup of ground chia
1 egg
1 pkg of stevia (sweetner)
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon coconut oil
(you can also add a few blue berries/dried cherries)
Stir and cook in the microwave for about 63 seconds.
Turn out on a plate, cut in quarters and butter
Nice quick, fast and easy breakfast.

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Barbara’s chocolate coconut overnight pudding

I just made chocolate pudding last night.
1 Cup Chocolate Coconut milk
1/4 Cup Chia seeds, put both in bowl.
Put it in the refrigerator over night.
NEXT DAY CHOCOLATE PUDDING! Taste good

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4 Responses to “Reader recipes”

  1. Maureen Toland says:

    Curried Carrot Soup (with ground Chia Seeds)

    1.5kg carrots – sliced
    1 1/2 Onions – sliced
    5 cloves Garlic – crushed (omit if you don’t like garlic)
    1 rib celery – sliced
    1 small potato – cubed
    70grm Cashew nut pieces – slow dry pan roasted
    1teaspoon Cumin seeds – slow dry pan roasted
    3 teaspoons ground Chia seeds (I had whole seeds and ground them in a coffee grinder)
    1-3 teaspoons of Madras Curry powder (less or more for your own preference)
    I also added 1 bay leaf and 1 Kafka lime leaf
    1 pint vegetable stock (or Chicken Stock if you prefer)
    50 grm Butter (can be unsalted if that is what you have on hand)
    1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    1. Melt butter and oil in a deep pan
    2. Add chopped / sliced carrots, onions, garlic, celery, potato to pan and sweat / cook onion till translucent / add a pinch of salt if you wish
    3. Add cashew nuts, cumin seeds (if using), ground chia seed and curry powder – cook further 2 or 3 minutes
    4. Add vegetable stock, bay leaf & Kafka lime leaf, reduce heat and simmer till cooked
    5. Blend soup in a blender, season to taste, add more stock if you prefer a thinner soup

  2. mary barber says:

    chia seeds have been in my daily diet since for a couple of months now. lately it’s been muffin in a cup: 1/4 c chia seeds, 1 egg, 1 yellow packet of sweetner, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, and 3 Tsp. shredded coconut, 1 Tbsp. butter, mix well in a coffee cup, microwave 55-60 seconds, flip over on plate, and enjoy!

  3. Melody Jackson says:

    Thank you.

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