I love chia for all of the benefits that it offers…fiber, antioxidants and protein to name a few. I am always looking to create great new combinations with chia seeds.. Today, it is Chai Chia Berry Pudding. We already love chai when mixed with tea, so, why not include it in other recipes? The result is that the pudding is completely smooth, and goes down like silk. Yum. On a practical note, on occasion, I am not in the mood for the texture of chia seeds, so I ground them in the Vitamix with a dry grains container. They are then powdery, and smooth and very pudding like. Kids will never suspect that this is so healthy and good for them!
Raw Pomegranate Cheesecake. Are you in the mood for something sweet, but not too sweet? This cheesecake is for you. Date and mulberry crust, light and fluffy pomegranate filling and pomegranate chia frosting. Quick, light and delicious. Vegan, gluten free, dairy free and raw. Continue reading “Raw Pomegranate Cheesecake”
Tropical Fruit and Fiber Energy Bites We can all use a boost in the middle of the day, before a work out, or to just to start the day. These energy bites are full of fruit and fiber and hit the spot. Combine all the fruity goodness, and refrigerate–no cooking. Perfect recipe for a last minute treat. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Nutty Bars and Bread. Don’t have time for your bowl of oatmeal? These breakfast bars are full of nutty goodness with oats, almonds and dates. Forgive me if I sound like a nutrition geek/nerd, but in addition to all that good stuff, there are the benefits of chia and hemp seeds which include fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. Yes, I did say these are vegan, have no added sugar, are gluten and dairy free. When you taste them, they seriously are better than processed store bars and can rival even the best dessert. This recipe makes 12 bars, or 12 mini muffins—or if you make bread, 1 loaf.