Our Picks: 10 Fun Chia Seed Recipes To Try
Do you know chia seeds but don't know how to consume them daily? Do not ignore this healthy food anymore. They are a big hit in the kitchen because they are so nutritious and good for your health!
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds (sometimes white or gray) that are native to Mexico. They are also called superfoods because they are rich in soluble dietary fibers, proteins, lipids, antioxidants, omega 3, calcium, and are gluten-free!
They promote intestinal transit, help the nervous system, aid concentration, attention, and memory, fight against cellular aging or even nourish the skin, hair, and mucous membranes.
1. Chia Pudding Made With Coconut Milk And Mango
In a mason jar, combine the coconut milk and chia seeds. Let it swell for 30 minutes, shaking the pot regularly so that the chia seeds do not remain at the bottom of the container. Peel and cut the mangoes into cubes. Take the lime zest and extract the juice—Reserve 1 teaspoon zest for garnish.
In a food processor, mix the mangoes with the zest, lime juice, and a tablespoon of remaining agave or maple syrup. When ready to serve, pour the mango coulis at the bottom of your small glass ramekins, add the chia pudding, finish with a tablespoon of mango coulis. Garnish with mango pieces, coconut slices, and lime zest.
2. Chia Pudding With Coconut Milk And Fruits
The day before, put the chia seeds in a salad bowl. Pour the coconut milk over the seeds and add the agave syrup. Mix and let swell for 30 seconds, then mix again. Let sit until the liquid is absorbed. Cover it with a cling film and set it aside in the refrigerator overnight until ready to serve the next day.
Prepare your blended fruits and leave them in the refrigerator. In a glass ramekin, pour your fruit coulis. Then add chia seed pudding to the coconut milk. Finish with fruit coulis. To decorate your chia pudding, sprinkle with grated coconut and add fresh fruits! Enjoy a chilled breakfast!
3. Kiwi Chia Popsicles
Combine coconut milk, soy, or almond milk with chia seeds and maple syrup or honey using a whisk. Let it sit while you clean, dry, and slice the fruit to give the chia seeds time to swell.
Pour a little mixture at the bottom of each mold, then add some fruit. Repeat this process until the mold is filled. Put a stick in each mold, then freeze for at least four hours before tasting.
4. Lemon And Chia Seed Pancakes
Separate the egg yolks from the whites. In a clean bowl, whisk your egg yolks with the sugar, then incorporate the milk, flour, chia seeds, and yeast. Wash the lemon under cool water, grate its zest and add it to the preparation. Squeeze the lemon, pour its juice into the paste and mix well before gently incorporating the beaten egg whites.
Heat your butter in a pan and pour a little dough. Cook over low heat for a few moments until tiny bubbles appear. Turn the pancake over and continue cooking on the other side. Repeat until all the dough is used up and serve.
5. Smashed Avocado Toast With Chia Seeds
Mash your ripe avocado in a bowl with a fork. Mix it until you get a nice puree. Crush the garlic and add it. Juice half a slice of lemon and pour it into the bowl. This will, in addition to its taste, help retain its beautiful green color.
Pour in the turmeric, paprika, pepper, and chili, mix everything well. Toast the slices of sandwich bread in your toaster or the oven. Spread the spicy mashed avocado generously on each slice. Sprinkle with chia seeds and serve immediately.
6. Lemon Flavor Cookies With Chia Seeds
Mix the soft butter, vanilla sugar, and sugar. Incorporate the egg, flour, and ground almonds. Mix them well, then add the lemon zest and chia seeds. Make your cookie shape, cover with a film, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180°. Arrange them on a baking sheet, previously covered with a baking sheet—Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Leave to cool for 10 minutes outside the oven, remove them from the baking sheet and place them on a rack to cool well before putting them in your airtight box.
7. Chia Bread With Sesame Seed Crust
Mix your flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Pour in water at room temperature and mix for 5 minutes. Add olive oil, sesame seeds, and chia seeds. Mix again for 30 seconds. Form a ball and flatten it to give it a shape.
Lightly oil a baking sheet, place the bread on it, prick it with a few strokes of a fork, and sprinkle it with a bit of flour and sesame seeds. Cover with a towel and let the dough rise for 50 minutes in a draft-free place. After rising for half an hour, preheat the oven to 200°. Bake your bread for 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
8. Peanut Butter Chia Seed Banana Toast
This is one of the quickest breakfast recipes you can whip up in no time. Mash bananas and peanut butter together in a bowl until desired consistency. Add the chia seeds and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Toast your bread and add spread your mix on each slice. You can top this off with slices of banana and sprinkle some chia seeds on top. Enjoy your delicious and healthy breakfast.
9. Acai Berry And Chia Seed Pudding With Blueberries
Mix your chia seeds with milk and maple syrup. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Cut banana slices and put them in a saucepan with blueberries, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Let it simmer before cooking over low heat for 10 minutes.
Mix and reserve in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, take the compote and chia seeds out of the fridge. Mix vigorously and assemble by alternating compote, chia seeds, and granola. Enjoy without delay.
10. Blueberry Banana Porridge
In a frying pan, toast the almonds, then roughly crush them. In a saucepan, heat the almond milk with the oatmeal, chia seeds, and a tablespoon of honey over low heat.
Cook for about 5 minutes until the preparation thickens. Divide into bowls. Add the sliced banana, blueberries, and almonds, then sprinkle with a drizzle of honey.