Chia seeds are a nutritional power house that come from a plant in the mint family. They have a vast amount of benefits when added into your diet.
They are not only a brilliant source of fibre, but also contain linolenic acid, the plant form of omega three fatty acids.
Chia seeds contain both magnesium and calcium making them a great addition to your diet!
#1 Chocolate chia seed pudding
– 20g Organic cacao powder
– 45g Organic chia seeds
– 60ml Zero sugar MYSYRUP – maple flavour
– 450ml skimmed milk
– 1 pinch salt
Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well until the cacoa powder has dissolved completely.
Refrigerate for 6 hours to give the chia seeds time to thicken up the mixture. Stir every hour until thick enough to serve!
#2 Chia seed energy bars
Put all the ingredients in a blender and combine until smooth.
Press the mixture into a baking tray and refrigerate for a few hours until it firms up and can be cut into 12 slices.
#3 Banana-Chia pancakes
– 10g Organic chia seeds
– 100g Banana
– 2 Eggs
– 5g Coconut oil
Blend the banana, eggs and chia seeds in a blender until they are well mixed together.
Heat a non stick pan and melt the coconut oil so that the pancakes won’t stick to the pan.
Pour ¼ of the mixture onto the pan and when cooked on both sides, remove and do another three pancakes the same way.
#4 Coconut and chia seed pudding
– 20g Organic chia seeds
– 180ml Water
– 5g Sweetener
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 20g Fat-free yoghurt
– 20g Coconut pieces
– 30g Blueberries
Mix the chia seeds into the water, combine well and leave to soak overnight.
The following morning, add in the rest of the ingredients except the blueberries and mix well.
Top the mixture with blueberries and refrigerate for a further hour, serve and enjoy!
#5 Chia Seed Hot Protein Pudding
Following the instructions on the Protein hot chocolate package make the drink then pour over the oats and chia seeds and mix together.
Microwave for 2 1/2 minutes leave to stand for 1 minute!
#6 Chia, strawberry and banana smoothie
– 1 Scoop Impact Whey Protein – strawberry flavour
– 15g Organic chia seeds
– 200g Banana
– 200g Frozen strawberries
– 200g Fat-free yoghurt
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth, serve with additional ice.
#7 Crunchy chia and quinoa maple cereal
– 300g Cooked quinoa
– 20g Organic chia seeds
– 20ml Zero sugar MYSYRUP – maple flavour
– 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
– Pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Press the mixture onto this and bake for an hour.
Toss the mixture after half an hour in the oven to help dry it out.
Bake until the cereal is a golden brown colour and allow to cool before serving!
#8 Chocolate peanut butter chia bites
Heat the peanut butter for 20 seconds in the microwave to make it easier to mix.
Place it in a bowl and combine with the honey until it is a smooth texture.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Form into 14 balls and refrigerate for a few hours until the balls firm up. Serve!
Try adding some chia seeds into your diet with these tasty recipes that are simple to make!