Five Chia Seed Recipes You’ll Love

· March 21, 2019
Chia seeds are quite fashionable in pro-healthy cooking circles. Besides being rich in omega 3 fatty acids, this ingredient makes us stronger and full of energy.

Nutritious, delicious and very healthy: not only will these five chia seed recipes surprise you and your guests, but they’ll also make your table more attractive.

Furthermore, chia seeds possess countless benefits. They help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. Plus, they facilitate digestion and regulate your appetite.

Chia is a member of the mint family. It’s one of the major vegetable sources of omega 3 fatty acids and essential amino acids. However, it also regulates the coagulation of the blood and contributes to the regeneration of tissues. Furthermore, these seeds strengthen your immune system, increase energy levels and concentration, and promote joint mobility.

So what are you waiting for? Try some of these great chia seed recipes!

1. Chia Seed Cupcakes

Chia seeds.

Ingredients

  • 4 c. of toasted chia seeds
  • ¾ c. of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of yeast
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Powdered sugar

Preparation

  • Grease a tray and preheat the oven at a temperature of 350 ° F.
  • Then, beat the yolks in a bowl, together with the sugar, chia, oil, and yeast until you get a consistent, smooth mixture.
  • After, make dough balls the size of a walnut, and then flatten them on a surface previously coated with powdered sugar.
  • Then, place in a cookie tray. The part with powdered sugar should be facing up.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Finally, allow them to cool down, and serve

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2. Chocolate and Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

  • 2 c.  almond or coconut milk
  • 6 dates
  • 1 c. of chia seeds
  • ⅓ c. of cocoa powder
  • ¼ c. of butter
  • 1 tbsp of 100% vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of 100% pure honey (optional)

Preparation

  • First, mix the chia seed with the milk.
  • Then, add the butter, dates, cocoa powder, vanilla, and honey, and mix it all well.
  • Refrigerate for four hours.
  • Finally, crush it before serving to achieve a smooth and creamy texture.

3. Tuna with Chia Seed and Soy Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of tuna loin
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 c. of chia seed
  • The juice of an orange
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp of pepper
  • ½ c. of water

Preparation

  • First, marinate the tuna for 20 minutes in a mixture of soy sauce, olive oil, lemon and orange juices.
  • Second, beat the yolk together with the water.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the pepper and the chia seeds.
  • Then, dip the tuna in the beaten yolk mix and then coat it with the pepper and chia mixture.
  • Finally, on a pan, heat the olive oil and fry the tuna on medium heat until it’s golden brown on all sides.

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4.Fruit-Chia Seed Jam

Berry and chia jam.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. of fresh fruit of your choice
  • 1 tbsp of chia seed
  • 5 tbsp of unrefined brown sugar (or any other natural sweetener of your choice)
  • Water

Preparation

  • First, in a pot, place the fruit – with enough water to cover it – and cook it for 10 minutes over low heat.
  • Add the fruit in a bowl and mash it with a fork.
  • Then, add the chia and the sugar. Cook for two more minutes and add more sugar if you think it needs it.
  • Finally, if the texture is too thick, add a little bit of water.

5. Stuffed Chicken with Chia and Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts fillets, flattened
  • ½ c. chopped mushrooms
  • 1 c. of chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp of milk cream
  • ½ c. grated onion
  • 20 ground cookies
  • 2 tbsp of margarine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  • First, season the chicken fillets with salt and pepper.
  • Then, mix the mushrooms with the cream of milk on a bowl, and add the chia seeds, the onion, and half of the cookie crumbs.
  • Fill every fillet with this mixture and close them with toothpicks.
  • Next, place the chicken in a greased pan, sprinkle with the rest of the cookies, and then coat it with melted margarine.
  • Finally, bake for 30 minutes at 350ºC.
  • Serve hot.