Wednesday, 28 May 2014

10 Best Recipes With Chia Seeds

How to Enjoy Chia Seeds?

 
Chia seeds are extremely versatile and tasteless which makes it quite easy to incorporate into your meals. The best way to eat chia seeds is to soak them in a liquid of your choice to make a gel. They will absorb all that liquid within 10 minutes, and take on an interesting halo-like appearance. As chia seeds don't have in flavor of their own, they take the taste of food mixed with.

Ways To Use:

•Blend them in your smoothies
•Mix them with juice
•Mix them with almond milk or regular milk
•Bake with bread, muffin, cookies, or recipes that usually calls for sesame seeds
•Sprinkle them in yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, or salads
•Add it to a bottle of water and take it on your next hike!

Different Forms To Use Chia Seeds In Your Diet



1.Raw Whole Chia Seeds

They can be sprinkled on a salad, oatmeal, on a baked potato or in any smoothie.
They can be mixed in any fried recipe like stir fry, orange chicken. sausages, etc..
 
 
2.Ground Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds can easily be ground up in any coffee grinder.
Ground seeds easily blend in to any flour, sauce, gravy or dressing.
Ground seeds are a great way to super-boost smoothies too if you don’t care for the consistency of the whole seeds.
 
3.Chia Gel

When the seeds are soaked they turn into a gel.
Chia Gel can be used in many different baking recipes as an oil supplement, as a dessert topping or a delicious snack with fruit and granola.

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10 Best and Simple Recipes with Chia seeds


1.Overnight Chia Seed Tapioca Pudding



Ingredients :

•2 tablespoons raw, organic chia seeds
•1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or any other nut milk)
•Sweetener of choice: (optional)
 
Directions:

•Place chia seeds in a bowl
•Pour almond milk in and use a fork/spoon to mix it up.
•Leave the mixture overnight and in the morning add some fruits ,sweeteners,
or coconut flakes

2.Traditional Oatmeal using Whole Chia Seeds


Start but combining ½ cup milk, ½ cup uncooked oats, 3 teaspoons of Raw Chia Seeds and a dash of cinnamon in a bowl. Stir gently and place in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, stir the mixture and add more milk until desired consistency is reached.
 




3.Peach Oat Chia Smoothie 


Ingredients
  • 2 ripe peaches, quartered, pits removed
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (gluten free for G-free eaters)
  • 1/2 frozen banana (peeled before freezing)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • OPTIONAL: 1 Tbsp. agave, maple syrup or stevia for added sweetness (or honey for non-vegan)
Instructions

1.Add all ingredients to a blender and let set for 5-10 minutes so the oats and chia seeds can soak. Then blend until smooth.
2.To thicken, add another quarter-half a frozen banana. To thin, add more almond milk or OJ.
3.Taste and adjust flavor as needed. I added a touch of agave.
4.Serve immediately.

4.Whole Wheat Chia Seed Pancakes


Ingredients:

Makes 8–10 pancakes

1 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 c. old fashioned oats

1 c. milk

1 egg

1 tbsp. canola oil

2 tbsp. honey

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. chia seeds (plus more for garnish)

Syrup or other desired toppings
 


Directions:


Spray griddle or pan with cooking spray and heat to a medium heat. Beat egg and add milk and oil. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt. Slowing stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Add honey and stir until combined
At the last minute, stir in chia seeds. Pour 1/4 c. portions of batter onto griddle and cook until edges of pancakes start to bubble and bottoms are light brown. Flip and cook until centers are completely done (about three to four minutes). Top with syrup, additional chia seeds or desired toppings and enjoy.

5.Cucumber Chia Seed Salad 


Ingredients:


Serves two

1 large cucumber, thinly sliced

1/2 yellow sweet onion, sliced
4 ½ tbsp. rice vinegar

1/2 tbsp. sweetener of choice (Stevia, Splenda, agave nectar or sugar)

Salt, to taste

½ tbsp. chia seeds
 


Directions:


Combine all ingredients except for chia seeds in a bowl and let sit for an hour. Right before serving, sprinkle with chia seeds and enjoy.


6.Summer Moroccan Carrot Salad 

Ingredients:

 1/4 cup chia gel
 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tsp. cumin
 1/4 tsp. black pepper
 8 carrots, grated
 Salt, to taste
 Crushed red pepper, to taste
 Optional: white sesame seeds for garnish
 
Method:

 1. In a large bowl, mix together the chia gel, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin & pepper.
 2. Add the shredded carrots and gently mix to combine and evenly coat the carrots.
 3. Season with salt and crushed red pepper.
 4. Garnish with white sesame seeds if using.
 

7.Avocado Fruit Salad with Chia Yogurt Dressing




Ingredients

1 grapefruit
1 pear
1 orange
1 avocado
1 mango
10 strawberry
1/2 lemon, juice squeezed
1/4 cup 0% Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup chia seeds

Directions

1.Wash, peel, core, remove seeds (if necessary) and cut into desired size pieces fruits. Add to a bowl.
2.To make the dressing, in a separate bowl whisk together Greek yogurt, lemon juice, vanilla extract and chia seeds. Pour over the fruits and mix just enough to combine. Serve chilled.
3.Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Stir gently before serving to lift the juices from the bottom of the bowl.

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8.Roasted Chia Cauliflower


Ingredients:

1 tbsp. olive oil
a pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1.Preheat oven to 400ºF.
2.Heat olive oil and pepper flakes in a small saucepan over
medium heat for about 3 minutes to infuse the flavor of the
pepper into the oil. Set aside.
3.Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Transfer cauliflower to
the baking sheet and drizzle with infused olive oil. Toss with
tongs to coat. Sprinkle chia seeds over the cauliflower and add
salt and pepper to taste.
4.Bake cauliflower for 20-30 minutes, or until softened and just
beginning to brown.


9.Blueberry Breakfast Pudding


Ingredients

2 tablespoons chia seeds
 3/4 cup water
 1/3 cup cashews
 2-3 fresh pitted dates, or dried pitted dates soaked in water overnight to rehydrate.
 Pinch of cinnamon
 pinch of sea salt
 Fresh or frozen blueberries

Directions:

Since chia rapidly absorbs fluids and takes on gelatinous properties when soaked, it makes an ideal nutrient-dense pudding base.
Soak chia in water for 15 minutes. In a blender, combine with the rest of the ingredients, except the blueberries, and blend until smooth. Transfer to serving bowl and top with blueberries.
 

10.Lemon Chia Seed Dressing


Ingredients

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lemon
1/2 tsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. agave syrup

Method

Whisk together all of the ingredients and enjoy right away. 
 
 
 
 
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List of Healthy Seeds
Health Benefits of Seeds
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good sharing, for healthy purpose, Chia seeds offer the highest volume of Omega-3, as well as addition fiber (soluble and insoluble) along with vitamins or perhaps minerals you don’t usually get whenever you take sea food oil. Chia seeds giving you long lasting energy during the day moving in deep, restful sleep during the night time. May read this article about Chia seeds at:
http://kidbuxblog.com/chia-seeds-is-the-most-extremely-versatile-superfood-and-vegetarian-supply-of-omega-3/

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