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Simple Chia Pudding

chia recipes Mar 11, 2020

This is such a simple recipe that it is hard to believe that it can be so good.    The combinations of what you can do with this are limited only by your imagination but the healthiness always remains.   Great for people on the go who need something quick and easy and healthy.

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

¼ Cup chia seeds
1 Cup  milk/milk alternative (ie.  coconut or almond)

*Flavouring of choice

 

DIRECTIONS: 

Mix ingredients in a bowl and then refrigerate for at least 30 min.

*Serve topped with nuts, fruit, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, toasted coconut shavings or whatever you like. Dig in!

 

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Chocolate Chia Breakfast Smoothie

chia recipes Mar 11, 2020

One of my favoritist ways to start a day, this is delicious but healthy recipe combining the power of chia with the regular benefits of a smoothie.     Served w nuts, cocoa nibs, raspberries, seeds on top. Absolutely fantastic.

 

 

 

 INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup plain kerfir (this is a drinkable yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp chia (soaked overnight) seeds
  • 1/3 scoop protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • drops liquid stevia, to taste (optional)
  • 1 medium-size ripe banana, frozen
  • 2-3 ice cubes (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1.Soak chia * with milk (I use coconut), kefir, vanilla overnight (to allow the seeds to absorb the liquid and to expand before being consumed).

2.Morning - Place all ingredients in your blender to combine well.

3.If the smoothie is too thick, add an extra splash of milk or have as a smoothie bowl. Both are delicious. In bowl add desired toppings, and enjoy!

Notes

* Soak first 3...

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Chia Seed Jam Recipe

chia recipes Mar 11, 2020

Here is a simple-to-make recipe that gives you all the health benefits of chia seeds.  It is delicious both chunky and also blended (before adding the chia).

Note:   I have used all varieties of berries or combination of berries in this recipe.   All good.


Chia seeds are the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain about 140 calories, 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fibre, 7 grams of unsaturated fat, 18% RDA for calcium, and trace minerals including zinc and copper. And Chia seeds are a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids that cannot be made by the body.

Chia seeds are so common now that you can buy them at almost any grocery store.  You do not need to make a special trip to a health-food store.

Use the Recipes category on this page to see other great recipes I use.


INGREDIENTS:

3 Cup Fresh or frozen berries of choice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp water
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
3 Tbsp Sugar Alternative like swerve,...

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It's Raining Flavor

recipes Jul 03, 2019

Do you love what you're eating?

I bet you do but the better question is - Does it heal, nourish, and satiate all while tasting great?

This week is all about flavor and a few recipes and sites to get you going.

For me, cooking starts with what's in my fridge. Often it's like a little game. Today, I had some broccoli, rib eye and avocado. If I wanted to add a small quantity of carbs I would use sprouted rice (cooks in 25min) or quinoa.

Tomorrow, I'll roast chicken breast, topped with salsa and cheddar with a vegetable fry on the side. I love taking zucchini, onion or leek, mushrooms, bell pepper, and asparagus or swiss chard/spinach sautéing it with a butter/olive oil combo then add spices to brighten up the flavor. Adding a healthy fat will really help you feel full sooner and hold you longer. Added bonus - fats taste great!

I have to admit, sometimes I like to use a spice blend. This is one of my favorites - absolutely delicious on vegetables, eggs, white meat or fish....

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