CHIA Recipes:

 

What is the Chia Seed?

The Chia seed is an ancient super food that has been a staple of the Mayans and Native Americans for centuries. It is a small black and white seed that provides consumers of it with a surge of energy.

Chia seeds provide a complete source of protein and are easily digestible. They contain all the essential amino acids and are a good source of soluble fiber.

 

 

 

Fruity Chia:

3 small or 2 big apples

8 dates, pits removed

4-5 tablespoons of chia seeds

¼ a cup of dried mulberries.

--Blend the apples and 6 of the dates together. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and stir in the chia seeds and mulberries. Chop down the remaining dates into pieces and stir into mixture. Leave to soak for at least 10 minutes before consuming.

 

Sweet Shortbread Chia:

4-5 tablespoons of chai seeds 

2 cups of fresh apples juice

¼ cup of dried mulberries

2 tablespoons of lucuma powder

¼ of a cup of pumpkin seeds

--Soak the chia seeds in the apple juice. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Leave to soak for at least 10 minutes before consuming.

 

Persi-Nana Chia:

4-5 tablespoons of chia seeds

1-2 bananas

1-2 persimmons

1 tablespoon of maca

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Handful of goji berries

Handful of pumpkin seeds

--Blend together the bananas and persimmons. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the chia seeds, maca, cinnamon, goji berries and pumpkin seeds. Leave the chia to soak 10 minutes before consuming.

 

Banana Nut Bread:

2 cups of vegetables juice pulp (preferably at least ½ a carrot)

8 tablespoons of ground chia

¾ a cup of chopped walnuts

¾ a cup raisins

5 bananas

--Mix together the veggie juice pulp and banana in a food processor. Add in the ground chia and let the food processor run until the seeds are completely mixed in.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl with walnuts and raisins and mix them in thoroughly by hand.  Shape into a loaf.

 

Raw Rice Pudding:

4-5 tablespoons of chia seed

2 cups of almond milk

raw honey or agave syrup to taste

--Combine the ingredients to your taste. Leave the chia to soak for at least 10 minutes before consuming. You can also add flavors like cinnamon, vanilla or cardamom.  

 

 

[This information and recipes were taken from the Raw Food World brochure on Chia Seeds  – www.rawfoodworld.com]