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9 Amazing Chia Recipes You Should Try

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chia recipesChia seeds are fibre-rich foods with vitamins and minerals that are needed for a strong immune system, glowing skin and for maintaining healthy body weight. Now if you’re looking to have it often in your diet, you definitely can!   

We have compiled the best chia recipes you can try at home to lose weight, boost skin health and stay young. These easy recipes are bound to put you on track with good health and nutritional goodness:

1. Lemon Muffins with Honey Glaze and Chia Seeds

Muffins are a favourite on any occasion because they’re comforting and filling at the same time. These lemon muffins are made more decadent and healthy with the addition of chia and honey.

But to make these lovelies healthier, you can consider replacing white sugar with coconut palm sugar.

Note that lemons are loaded with antioxidants and immune-boosting properties, making it one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It can help you reduce allergies, fight off cold and lose weight.

Check this video for the full recipe.

2. Quinoa and Chia Protein Bars

If you love seeds, you might want to try these protein bars that combine quinoa and chia.

They’re better than those store-bought protein bars loaded with preserved and processed ingredients that are in no way good for our health. In this recipe, you can make protein bars really healthy.

These treats are ideal for an on-the-go breakfast and also for a great afternoon snack.  

You can consider adding other seeds of your choice. You can also use honey for this recipe to reduce inflammation and supply your body with vitamins and minerals.

Check out this video for the recipe.

3. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

We all love pumpkin pie, and we’d love it more if we use some oatmeal on it, right? Both the ingredients in this healthy chia recipe make it a nutritious breakfast loaded with fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

You can also add cinnamon along with all the goodness of pumpkin and chia, which will not only keep you fuller for a long time, but also healthier. 

The high amount of fibre in this oatmeal recipe will also stabilise blood sugar levels. 

**Do add more water in this recipe because the chia seeds will soak up water quickly. You can also get more creative and add in other nuts, fruits, seeds, or any toppings you have at home.

Click here for the complete recipe.

4. Strawberry Chia Jam

If you love jam, but don’t want a sugar overload, you can try this better version with lesser sugar and more nutrition, made from chia and strawberries.  

Chia seeds have the ability to form a gel-like substance, making it a perfect ingredient for jams. It is also one of my favourites for keeping the blood sugar stable.

Alternatively, you can use other berries like blueberries or blackberries instead of strawberries if you want. You can also get creative and combine berries of different types. That’s up to you! 

Berries are high in antioxidants and chia seeds are great sources of fibre. The combination of this power duo can make you healthier with better ability in fighting free radicals. Additionally, berries work perfectly to slow down signs of ageing, hence are a favourite amongst men and women that want to stay wrinkle-free longer.

Check this video for the full recipe.

5. Healthy Chocolate Chia Milk

This healthy and creamy chia milk shouldn’t be forgotten if you’re looking for good chia breakfast recipes. It will keep you energised and feeling full the entire morning without worrying about sugar spikes.

Here is a  video for the recipe.

6. Peach Cobbler

Cobbler anyone? Make your own healthy version at home in a couple of steps as outlined in the video coming up. In this recipe, you add in ingredients like almond and coconut flour with chia seeds for healthy fats. Both fresh or frozen peaches will do just fine for this recipe. Alternatively, replace peaches with apples or mangoes or any juicy fruits of your choice.

Here is a  video for the complete recipe.

7. Creamy Strawberry Chia Pudding

chia recipesSatisfy your sweet cravings without the guilt! The perfect tandem of strawberries and chia in this recipe makes extra special. It is a great treat to yourself or your loved ones on a summer day. Swap processed bread or any other sugary pudding for this wholesome one.

Chia gives its gelatin-like feel to the pudding and with strawberries, this dessert becomes more nutritious and yummy. Try this chia pudding and keep it fresh and light. 

It is one of our favourite chia recipes for a healthier alternative of dessert or an afternoon snack.

Here is a video for the recipe: Creamy Strawberry Chia Pudding

8. Apple and Pomegranate Chia Pudding Slice

Another great pudding idea is the recipe that is packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants.

It is not the traditional pudding we know of because it features the combo of pomegranate and apple with a host of nutrients along with our star of the day — fibre-rich chia seeds.

Pomegranate, in particular, offers a host of benefits like anti-ageing, skin protection and enhancement which defies sun exposure that will otherwise lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

Check here for the complete recipe.

9. Coconut Chia Protein Pancakes

I just love coconut chia protein pancakes versus the traditional refined flour-based pancakes we’ve known since childhood.  

For sure, you’ll love the new twist of the addition of coconut flakes on this recipe. It adds that tropical flavour and a bit of texture in this staple breakfast food. It’s made healthier with whey protein and chia seeds that do not just enhance its character, but also increases its and protein content.

So before heading for your day’s workout, consider planning for a really nice breakfast comprising of coconut chia protein pancakes. Alternatively, you can also add other ingredients like berries and nuts — the choice is yours. These pancakes can keep you focused and full until lunchtime.

Check out this video for the recipe.

Definitely, chia seeds are some of the most versatile ingredients around us that we can add in a wide range of recipes. No doubt, it is one of the planet’s superfoods. Chia is our ultimate source of fibre, vitamins and minerals along with a whole lot more of nutrients that can keep us young, healthy and fit. Try these recipes today!

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