Friday, August 3, 2012

Chia Seed Recipes I enjoy!

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Chia seeds are packed full of beneficial nutrients, vitamins and minerals, fiber, and protein - which puts this little seed on the rankings of a "Super Food"


Super foods are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They are minimally processed foods, such as fresh fruits or vegetables, that provide your body with the maximum amount of nutrition. These foods are full of flavor and are versatile in many recipes. You can eat super foods each day to to provide your body with multiple nutrients, without consuming too many calories.


Super foods are nutrient dense, which means they offer multiple nutrients while providing minimal calories. Nutrient-dense super foods are the colors of the rainbow. They are red, orange, pink, yellow, purple and green. These are the colors of super foods such as blueberries, bell peppers, spinach, salmon, kidney beans and grapefruit.


They are a small virtually tasteless seed, that you can find at most health food stores, and Organic Markets. There are also many low priced options and markets online to purchase them through. Here are a few I found through Google Shopping



Vegan Zucchini Bread
4.9 from 7 reviews

  • 6 tbsp ground flax seeds or chia seeds - or mix the two.
  • ½ c warm water
  • 2 c turbinado sugar (or light brown sugar)
  • ½ c oil
  • ½ c applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 to 2½ c grated zucchini (~3 medium-sized ones)
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c chocolate chips or raisins, optional
  1. Grease two loaf pans.
  2. Mix together flax seeds and warm water.
  3. Add sugar, oil, applesauce, and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add grated zucchini; stir til combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, sift together remaining dry ingredients.
  6. Add dry mixture to wet and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened and everything is incorporated evenly; some lumps are fine. If adding additional mix-ins, fold them in now. Divide batter between prepared pans.
  7. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes, or until knife inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Let cool a few minutes before slicing.

Raw Chocolate-Chia Energy Bars

Makes 8 bars
30 minutes or fewer
Whole chia seeds add nutritional punch and crunch to these chocolate treats.
  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • ⅓ cup raw unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup whole chia seeds, such as ReNew Life Ultimate ChiaLife
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract, optional
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract, optional
  • 1 cup raw slivered almonds or raw shelled pistachios
  • Oat flour for dusting, optional
1. Place dates in bowl of food processor; purée until thick paste forms. Add cocoa powder, chia seeds, and vanilla and almond extracts, if using. Pulse until all ingredients are combined. Add almonds; pulse until nuts are finely chopped and well distributed through date mixture.
2. Spread large sheet of wax paper on work surface, and dust with oat flour, if using. Transfer date mixture to wax paper, and use paper to press mixture into ı/2-inch-thick rectangle. Wrap tightly, and chill overnight.
3. Unwrap block, and cut into 8 bars. Dust edges and sides with oat flour, if using, to prevent sticking. Rewrap each bar in wax paper.

nutritional information

Per Bar:

  • Calories: 195
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Sugar: 22 g

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Hope you enjoy these tasty recipes, and try one out today - Or, better yet, try them all! 

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