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5 Fantastic recipes using Chia seeds

July 04, 2015

This is slightly different to the usual recipe blogs I have done as it's actually some recipes that I found when I decided to research what other chia seed recipes were out there. These recipes generally use all natural ingredients and make pretty good heathy treats, I have tried some of them and they are very tasty.

Quinoa chia seed protein bars  

These are really delicious and high in protein with all the nuts, quinoa and chia seeds, perfect as a snack at any time of the day.  I found them really easy and simple to make, it was just a case of weighing out then mixing the ingredients together before baking it.  I did alter the recipe slightly using agave nectar in replacement on brown rice syrup, unsalted butter instead of almond butter, ginger instead of cardamom and table salt instead of the Himalayan sea salt.  They still tasted great so I guess if you can't get all the ingredients you can use alternatives.  Here is the link to the recipe:  http://www.cookingquinoa.net/quinoa-chia-seed-protein-bars/

Creamy chocolate hazelnut shake  


Wow this is an amazing recipe, I loved it as it was so thick and creamy and tasted amazing.  The recipe recommends soaking the hazelnuts overnight which I agree with as this makes it smoother when you blend it.  I think it does have a slightly bitter taste due to the cocoa powder but I like that, if you prefer a little more sweetness I guess you could add some honey, agave nectar, or even a few more dates (taste it first though).  http://detoxinista.com/2014/06/creamy-chocolate-hazelnut-shake-vegan-paleo/

Chia seed wafer cookies
I have not made these (it's something I do want to try soon though), but they look and sound really good so if you are a bit of a cookie monster and fancy something with a bit of chia goodness why not give these a go.  http://www.savynaturalista.com/2014/05/06/chia-seed-wafer-cookies/

Cake batter chia pudding with coconut cream
I am a huge fan of chia pudding (as you may have seen from a previous post) and I am also a huge cake addict so this sounds perfect and I just had to share the recipe with you!   It looks and sounds like an amazing healthy dessert, or even a nutricious breakfast with oats also include.  I also like the way it has been blended to make a thick mousse like pudding.  Find out more about this pudding and how to make it in the link below.  http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2015/2/13/cake-batter-chia-pudding.html

Chia granola bars  
I kind of found this recipe by accident on iplayer by watching a kids programme where Gordon Ramsays daughter cooks some treats for her family and these granola bars caught my eye.  They are so quick and easy to make and use all natural ingredients, although make sure they are thoroughly mixed before baking (I had some dry patches in mine).  This makes quite a few bars and they are perfect as a general snack or to help fuel those training sessions, packed with oats, chia seeds, nuts, dates, seeds and apricots, they are both nutritious and delicious and you really should give them a try.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/thingstodo/granola-bars

I hope you enjoy these recipes and don't forget to stock up on your chia seeds to make sure you have enough as I am sure that once you have tried these you will want to make more.