5 Must Have Chia Seed Recipes

You have most likely seen chia seeds because they have gained popularity in recent years. Some people have been incorporating chia seeds in their diet for a while and others are just learning of their many nutrients, health benefits, and uses. Chia seeds contain powerful antioxidants, work to reduce inflammation, and have substantial amounts of fiber, essential fatty acids, and protein.

Chia Fact: The word “chia” comes from the Mayan word for strength.

When learning about a new food, the ultimate question is, “How do I incorporate it into my diet?” Due to their mild flavor and versatility, chia seeds can be used in a lot of recipes. Another cool fact is that they are easily absorbed by the body and don’t need to be ground up like flaxseeds. They can even be used as an egg substitute when you mix them in water to form a gel-like consistency!

 

You don’t have to eat a lot of chia seeds to fulfill your daily dose. Two tablespoons provide you with 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of fiber, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals like selenium, iron, magnesium, calcium, copper, and phosphorus. Try making some of the following recipes on a regular basis to fulfill your chia seed needs! Let us know how you like them in the comments.

 

Raw Apple Pie “Porridge” For Breakfast:

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This is a filling breakfast that will help you power through those groggy mornings because it is replete with fiber and plant-based protein.

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Avocado Blueberry Smoothie Bowl:

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This is a super smoothie that you don’t have to drink through a straw! Add your favorite raw toppings, grab a spoon, and enjoy your bowl!

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Jackfruit And Chia Seed Smoothie:

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You can find jackfruit at Asian grocery stores or specialty markets. Filled with beneficial proteins, starch, and other nutrients that can help kill cancer cells, jackfruit is a special treat to add to your diet.

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No-Bake Apricot & Chia Seed Energy Bars:

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Need an energy-boosting snack that is cleanse-approved and helps to fill you up? Let us introduce you to this snack that you’ll want every day.

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Banana Cream Pie Chia Pudding:

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Free of refined sugars, grains, and dairy, this tasty chia pudding tastes like banana cream pie. The best part about this recipe is that it doesn’t contain any ingredients that are bad for the body!

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Sources:

http://mysoulfulhome.com/chia-seeds-101-recipes-facts/#_a5y_p=4075775

https://organicvegansuperfoods.com/top-15-best-ways-to-eat-chia-seeds-gluten-free-and-vegan-recipes-uses/

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