In preparation for our summer bodies, we’re celebrating this healthy and versatile superfood by sharing some of our favorite chia recipes. Packed with nutrients and minerals, chia seeds come with various benefits such as better digestion and heart health, slower aging, boosting metabolism, and the list goes on.
If you’re not familiar with this superfood, keep reading to learn more! From smoothies, energy bars, to pancakes and popsicles, the possibilities are endless with chia seeds!
Recipe and image via Delish Knowledge
1. Vegan Chia Pancakes with Peanut Syrup
If there’s one thing that’s better than breakfast food, it’s breakfast food with chia seeds. The crunchiness of the chia pairs perfectly with the creamy bananas and velvety maple-peanut syrup. This recipe is a great way to mix up your breakfast/brunch routine while superfood-ifying your plain ol’ pancakes with vitamins and Omega 3. Click here for this decadent recipe!
Recipe and image via Eating Bird Food
2. Lemon Chia Fresca
It can’t get anymore refreshing than this lemon chia fresca! It’s basically a lemonade on steroids that will provide you plenty of energy and hydration. The cayenne pepper also adds a surprising kick to this sweet, delicious beverage. Sun’s out, BeachCandy on, and shoes off while sipping this drink.
Recipe and image via Wendy Polisi
3. Quinoa Chia Seed Protein Bars
Name a more powerful duo than quinoa and chia, we’ll wait. It’s superfood meets supergrain. These excellent snacks are bursting with protein, fiber, and of course, flavor. With a blend of aromatic spices and chewy texture, these homemade protein bars will make you not want store-bought ones ever again. Get these bars of goodness here!
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Recipe and image via Downshiftology
4. Coconut Chia Mango Popsicles
Summer is upon us faster than you think and these popsicles are the ideal treats for those hot and sunny afternoons! Naturally sweetened, vegan, and taste like a vacation - they’re definitely the finer alternative to ice cream. The coconut milk is smooth and rich while the mango adds a fruity sweetness. Adults and kids alike won’t be able to stop at just one. You know you want these tropical treats!
5. Strawberry Chia Jam
Step up your PBJ game with this strawberry chia jam; it will change your life! Fresh, juicy strawberry simmered in agave nectar and chia seeds, cooled, then spread on a slice of warm toast. Or in cute little thumbprint cookies, flaky turnovers, or even a hearty smoothie bowl! The sky’s the limit! Grab the recipe for this luscious jam here!
We hope you enjoyed this delicious Health Boost BeachCandy Blog & we would love to see your comments below after you've tried a recipe or two! Xx