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Scrumptious Chia Seed Recipes

You may be thinking, what’s the big deal about chia seeds? I mean, they’re teeny tiny and don’t taste like much. Why is everyone so excited?

Runner and dietitian, Bobbi Barbarich, had a lot to say about the health benefits of chia seeds including their amazing fibre content, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as a solid vitamin profile.

So how do you go about incorporating them into your diet? Well, we’ve picked out some of the yummiest chia seed recipes to get you experimenting with these tiny seeds, a decision that we’re sure you won’t regret.

Chia_berry_porridge_31) Chocolate chia smoothie

What if you could start your day with a green smoothie that actually tasted like chocolate? Would you be interested? We’re guessing that’s a yes, so here’s a recipe that combines spinach, banana, chia seeds, almond milk, cocoa and some ice for a deliciously healthy morning indulgence.

2) Chia raspberry breakfast

Frozen raspberries, desiccated coconut, chia seeds and almond milk topped with your choice of nut butter, hemp seeds or mint. Sounds YUM.

chia banana bread3) Strawberry coconut chia banana bread

This decadent baked bread is made with Greek yogurt, chia seeds, mashed bananas, coconut oil, strawberries and raspberries. With a single slice coming in at less than 160 calories, this is a snack that is also easy on the waistline.

4) Fresh mango coconut chia seed parfait

Coconut and mango are pretty much a flavour combination made in culinary heaven.

5) Chia seed jams

Whether you’re in the mood for blackberry maple, strawberry lemon or blueberry vanilla, this site has your jam preferences covered. These jams are pectin-free, gluten-free, vegan and made in less than 10 minutes. The options for what you can spread them on are endless, but we’d highly recommend checking out our list of healthiest muffin recipes.granola bar

6) Peanut butter chia healthy granola bars

These all-natural granola bars are no-bake, so you can make them in the summer without having to melt over your oven. Swap the honey for maple syrup to make these delicious bars vegan. Freestyle your add-ins, with options including dried fruit, coconut flakes or chocolate chips for a bit of a treat.

7) Lemon chia seed muffins

Love lemon poppyseed baked goods? If so, this lemon chia seed Mango-Chia-Popsicles-by-Jelly-Toast-1-of-5muffin recipe is a must-try. These delicious muffins are also gluten-free.

8) Mango chia popsicles

It doesn’t get much simpler or healthier than this three-ingredient popsicle recipe. All you need are chia seeds, mango and coconut water to make a refreshing, dessert-like snack for a hot summer day.

9) Apricot chia energy bars

This is another no-bake bar recipe. These bars are gluten-free, nut-free and made with all natural ingredients.vegan-chia-seed-pancakes1

10) Chia seed pancakes

We’re always looking for recipes that ramp up the health factor on traditional dishes that we love and that’s exactly what this recipe’s author has done.