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Chia seeds, 4 easy recipes for kids and adults

Posted: July 8, 2020

I discovered chia seeds some years ago, but only recently I made them part of our breakfasts. These incredible seeds are easy to prepare, have an interesting and pleasant texture when blended with liquid and can also be combined with various other ingredients.

Since I started using them regularly, I played with different mixtures and experimented a lot of combinations. Rapidly these recipes became the favourite breakfast choices for both Arun and Christian.

Here you have our favourite four recipes so you can try them and see for yourself.

 

MATCHA POWDER & CHIA SEEDS

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Ingredients

  • chia seeds: 6 teaspoons
  • matcha: half a teaspoon
  • almond milk (or any other milk of your choice): half a glass
  • fresh strawberries: a handful
  • crushed almonds: 4 teaspoons

 

 

Put the chia seeds and matcha powder into a bowl and pour the milk while stirring gently until all combined. Set aside for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile cut the strawberries into slices and chop the almonds a little bit. After the 10 minutes have passed, garnish the bowl with the sliced strawberries and chopped almonds.

You can eat it immediately, or you can store it in the fridge for the next morning.

*If you like matcha and strawberries, check out this delicious cake recipe

 

PEANUT BUTTER & CHIA SEEDS

banana and chia

Ingredients

  • chia seeds: 6 teaspoons
  • peanut butter: 2 teaspoons
  • coconut milk (or any other milk of your choice): half a can
  • banana: half
  • roasted coconut flakes: 4 teaspoons

Put the seeds and the peanut butter into a bowl and pour the coconut milk while stirring gently until all combined. Set aside for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile cut the bananas into coins and roast the coconut flakes a bit, just to give them a toasted look. After the 10 minutes have passed, garnish the bowl with the sliced banana and the coconut flakes.

You can eat it immediately, or you can store it in the fridge for the next morning.

 

TURMERIC & CHIA SEEDS

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Ingredients

  • chia seeds: 6 teaspoons
  • turmeric: 1 teaspoon
  • oat milk (or any other milk of your choice): half a glass
  • mango: half
  • peeled hemp seeds: 4 teaspoons

Put the chia seeds and the turmeric powder into a bowl and pour the oat milk while stirring gently until all combined. Set aside for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile cut the mango diced. After the 10 minutes have passed, garnish the bowl with the mango diced and peeled hemp seeds.

You can eat it immediately, or you can store it in the fridge for the next morning.

 

CAROB POWDER & CHIA SEEDS

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Ingredients

  • chia seeds: 6 teaspoons
  • carob powder: 2 teaspoons
  • rice milk (or any other milk of your choice): half a glass
  • blueberries: a handful
  • crushed hazelnuts: 4 teaspoons

 

 

Put the seeds and the carob powder into a bowl and pour the rice milk while stirring gently until all combined. Set aside for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, wash the blueberries and chop the hazelnuts a little. After the 10 minutes have passed, garnish the bowl with the blueberries and chopped hazelnuts.

You can eat it immediately, or you can store it in the fridge for the next morning.

cocoa milk and chia in hand

If you don’t already know, chia is a superfood packet with lots of extremely beneficial nutrients. Five teaspoons, 28 grams of chia seeds contain:

  • Calories: 101
  • Fibre: 11 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are omega-3s)
  • Calcium: 18% of the Recommended Dietary Intake 
  • Manganese: 30% of the Recommended Dietary Intake 
  • Magnesium: 30% of the Recommended Dietary Intake 
  • Phosphorus: 27% of the Recommended Dietary Intake 

Also are free of gluten and contain a considerable amount of zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), potassium, vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.

Besides this, chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, 11 of the 12 grams of carbs are fibre, have high-quality protein is high in Omega-3 fatty acids and also high in several nutrients essential for bone health.

Hope you will consider introducing this superfood in your diet and surprise yourself and your loved ones with this simple and easy recipes.

Which one of these four recipes do you intend to make? Let me know in the comment box billow or share your picture with us.

Hugs,

 

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