Top 4 Quick And Easy Recipes With Chia Seeds!

Digestive Science Organic Chia SeedChia seeds belong to the salvia hispanica plants. These flowering plants come from the mint family. It originated in Southern Mexico and Guatemala. These seeds are an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, amino acids and the Omega-3 fatty acids. It can be used to prepare several different chia food recipes. Additionally, these seeds when added to your food, will greatly enhance your body’s level of nutrition!

These seeds are the healthiest options and possess several incredible attributes. Chia seeds especially provide nutritional benefits, derived from the Omega 3 component. Thus, it can also help you in your weight loss attempt. Chia seeds are popularly used for regulating blood sugar, boosting energy and providing energy, among other things.

These will make for a tasty addition to your foods since the flavor isn’t overwhelming. This means you can even sprinkle it on your salads, add it to smoothies, bake in bread, add to puddings and many other recipes you can come up with, in order to enjoy eating these. Listed below are a few easy and tasty recipes with chia seeds, just for your eating pleasure!

Here’s a List of the Top 4 Quick And Easy Recipes With Chia Seeds:

Recipe No 1. Chia Seed Pancakes Recipe

2 scoops of whole chia seeds (the scoop comes with these)
1 box of pancake mix (flavor of your preference)
A handful of fresh fruits such as blueberries or strawberries

1. Make the pancake batter as per the directions on the container. Add chia seeds and fruits, save some berries to use as topping for your pancakes later.

2. Cook the batter in a heavy pan until it turns golden brown on both the sides. Serve with a topping of fruits, syrup, yogurt or any other topping.

3. You could also add the chia seeds to any type of baking mix like bread or muffins. When using the bread machine, just add a scoop of chia seeds to the mix prior to starting the machine.

Recipe No 2. Mexican Pesto Pizza

Pesto Ingredients:
2 Tablespoon of Hemp Seeds
1/4 Cup of Pumpkin seeds
1/2 Cup of Cilantro, tightly packed
2/3 Cup of Baby spinach
1 Clove garlic
1/2 de-seeded Jalepeno pepper
1/3 Cup of Olive oil or Hemp oil
2 Tablespoons of Lime juice
1/2 teaspoons of Sea salt
Crust Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon of Hemp Seeds
2 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
1/3 Cup of Rice milk
1 Cup of Brown rice powder
1/4 Cup of Mashed black beans
1 tsp. of Baking powder
1/4 tsp. of Sea salt
1/4 tsp. of Garlic powder

1-2 Medium sized heirloom tomatoes (preferably sliced thin lengthwise)
1/4 Cup of chopped cilantro

1. Crust Preparation- Preheat your oven to a temperature of 400 degrees. Set aside 2 Tablespoons of Chia seeds and combine all the remaining ingredients in a large size mixing bowl, for making the crust. Gather the dough into a ball and continue kneading it for 1 minute. Let the dough stand for 10 minutes, after kneading it. Sprinkle the 2 Tablespoons of Chia seeds that had been set aside, with a non-sticky baking sheet. Roll this dough out on the chia seeds into 10×14 inches rectangular pieces or other similar shape. Upon completing of the rolling out of the crust, bake it in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

2. Pesto Sauce Preparation- Combine all the dry ingredients into a food processor or blender. Process these ingredients till they are properly chopped. After these ingredients are finely chopped, slowly add oil and process this mixture until it has been fully blended together.

3. Assemble Process- Once the crust is fully baked, spread the pesto on the crust. Top it with the thinly cut tomato slices. Bake this pizza for fifteen minutes. After removing the pizza from your oven, sprinkle it with some cilantro and leave it for two minutes. After the pizza cools down a little bit, cut it up with the help of a pizza cutter or a sharp knife and serve. This recipe will serve approximately 4 to 6 people.

Recipe No 3. Mexican Chia Rice

1 finely chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon of Chia seeds
1/2 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of ground cumin
1 finely chopped Garlic clove
1/2 finely diced red pepper
400g canister of Kidney beans (rinsed, boiled and drained)
7oz of cherry tomatoes halved
400gms box of sweet corn.
1lb of long grain cooked rice.
One handful of coriander (fresh and finely chopped)
Juice of one Lime.

1. Fry the onion, cumin, garlic, red pepper and cinnamon in light oil for five minutes. Stir it in the sweet corn, kidney beans and tomatoes and fry for an additional 4 minutes.

2. Add the precooked rice and stir it till it is thoroughly heated.

3. Remove from the heat and add coriander, chia seeds and lime juice.

Recipe No 4. Chia Gel Smoothies

Chia Smoothie Recipe

2 cups of green tea
1 small banana
1/3 cup of blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1/3 cup of yogurt
1/4 cups of chia gel

Chia Gel Preparation:
This little seed can absorb several times its weight when soaked in water. It will thereby create a gel that can be also used in recipes. To make the chia gel, simply add 9 parts of water to 1 part chia seeds, in any shaker bottle. Shake many times to prevent any clumping. Once it is prepared, chia gel can be kept refrigerated for many days. You can add it to your morning smoothies and many other recipes.

Place all the above ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until it becomes really smooth. You could substitute the banana with any of the fresh fruits, that you may prefer.

Remember, Chia seeds can be sprinkled on most foods your ordinarily eat such as yogurt, cereals, rice, potatoes, salads, soups or scrambled eggs etc. These can also be added to a smoothie or a stir fry.

Chia seeds are sold in most natural food stores or health food stores. The average price is around $12 per pound. That is a whole lot of nutrition in just one serving. A single serving of the highly nutritious chia seeds is merely 1/4 teaspoon.

Enjoy these nutritious recipes with chia seeds and fulfill your food cravings, all in one. Hopefully, you will greatly enjoy making these tasty meals with the added benefits of Chia seeds.