Chia Seed Delight Recipe

 

Chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They feature a perfect balance of essential fatty acids: 30% of chia seed oil is Omega 3 oil and 40% is Omega 6 oil. Studies also show that eating chia seed slows down our bodies’ conversion of carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. This is great for preventing spikes in blood sugar, whether you are diabetic or not.

Chia seeds are also highly hydrophilic, capable of absorbing 10-15 times their weight in water, and of great help in keeping bodies hydrated. Chia seeds gel when wet and, when in our digestive systems, this gel prevents absorption of some of the food (and calories) that we eat. This makes the chia seed a great helper for those of us looking to lose weight!

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Chia Seed Delight Recipe
 
Makes 1 serving
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Ingredients
  • ¼ cup raw, organic chia seeds
  • 1 cup of Homemade Almond of Hazelnut Milk, or if it’s not possible to make it, use a store-bought unsweetened brand
  • ½ Tbs. raw cacao powder
  • Stevia or xylitol to sweeten
Instructions
  1. Place chia seeds in a bowl.
  2. Blend the almond milk, cacao powder and stevia or xylitol in the blender until mixed well and desired level of sweetness is reached. Pour over chia seeds and mix well.
  3. Let stand for at least 15 minutes before mixing again and serving.
  4. Enjoy!

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Last updated: Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Cheya

    This sounds great! I just ordered a nut milk bag, can’t wait to make my 1st batch of homemade Almond Milk with my Vitamix! :)

  • Julie

    Thus chia recipe saves my skin every time. It’s amazing and tastes delicious! But, it makes me extraordinarily gassy and bloated. How can I alleviate this? Please help :) thanks for everything. I love the bds!!

    • Breta

      this was delicious!! :)))

  • http://www.justjaytomboy.com Jessica

    I sometimes use coconut milk instead (I also take out the stevia). It tastes like Coco Puffs!!!

  • http://whilewewereweary.com/blog Katie

    Hi kimberly! I have thyroid problems and I’m worried about the soy content in dr. O’s probiotics you have us on, is that small soy connect going to further hurt my thyroid? Will it do more good than harm? Any help is greatly appreciated, you are amazing! Thanks for changing my life with you book!

    • Kimberly Snyder

      Hi Katie, no that level/form is ok. :) Glad you like the book!!

  • Ashley

    Do you recommend grinding or even soaking chia seeds? I have been eating whole chia seeds but am beginning to wonder if they, like flax seeds, need to be ground to fully reap all the benefits they have to offer. Thanks!

  • Candace

    Hi Kim,
    Do you have the nutritional breakdown of this recipe?

    Thanks

    • Taylea

      180 cals and 6.5 grams of fat!

  • Rebecca

    Okay, mine does not look like that. I tried to take it to work for lunch today, and when I went to get it, I had a gelatinous mass that was kinda sticky. Can’t figure out what I did wrong :/…is it better to not let it sit for several hours?

    • @aBeckBeck

      I have this for breakfast all the time (so yummy!) I make it the night before, so I know it’s fine to leave for several hours. You probably just need to add a bit more liquid if you find it’s still too thick after you’ve stirred it up.

  • Julie

    Hi Kimberly!

    I am trying to incorporate chia seeds into my diet. As far as food pairing goes, where would I fit a daily serving of chia? Can I only eat them at night, as dessert, if I’ve eaten a protein/nut dinner but not after a starch dinner? Can they be eaten for a snack in the afternoon? Thanks for your help! I love your book and all of the great information!

  • http://www.thedevilwearsparsley.com Natalie

    I was wondering about the food pairing also… Obviously glowing green smoothie first thing in the morning, but where would this fit in? Is it a ferrari, a semi-truck, or something in-between?? :-)

  • http://www,2metres.blogspot.com Pete

    good for I use chia seeds with my breakfast every morning. I train a lot so the extra vitamins are repairing my muscles.

  • Kay

    does it matter what color (darker or lighter) chai seeds you get?

  • Summer

    Im really excited to try this! Where can i find chia seeds and are they expensive? Also, I love your blog!!

  • Laura

    Your local health food store should have chia seeds. Like Sprouts or whole foods They are around $9.00 a lb.

  • http://insideout-tonya.blogspot.com Tonya

    Tried this twice now and all I get are huge gelatinous globs of seeds sitting in the milk, not a thick, creamy mix. Soaking too long? Not long enough?

    • Sandy

      You need to keep stirring it every few minutes unti it looks like pudding. I know it says to let soak for 15 minutes, but that leads to lumpy chia seeds. I hope this works for you.

  • Misty

    If we are eating a healthy diet like you suggest, why would we want these chia seeds stoping absorption? I guess in my case I’m not try to loose weight, just be healthy and actually gain muscle, should i stop using this?

  • Benjamin

    Hi Kimberly, I have a friend (who is a woman!) Who is using your program and she swears by it. That , combined with her results, ( she feels and looks fantastic!) has prompted me to look into your method. As a man am I safe with this or will I need to modify the program and if so, in what way(s)? I do have type 2 diabetes which has been controlled by diet the last few years. Super excited to get started.

    Benjamin

  • Jessica

    I have cacao nibs, not powder. Will that still work?

    • Sierra

      Hey Jessica,
      I don’t think that solid nibs would work for this one, but you can put them in a dry blender for a few minutes or until they grind into a powder (you may need to take small breaks for the blender not to overheat depending on what kind of blender you have). This is what I did and it worked great! :) I love this recipe- It’s like pudding, but healthy and deeee licious!

  • Rebecca

    I want to make this for my 3 year old son and myself. I am not suppose to have ANY caffeine and of course I don’t want my son to have any: cacao ok?

  • Rachel

    I love the taste, but not crazy about the texture…is it ok to give it another whirl through the blender after the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid to make it smoother?

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  • Kari

    When is the best time to eat chia seeds? Can you have it in the morning after the GGS? And what foods should be eaten before or after chia seed delight?

  • http://gigieatscelebrities.com GiGi Eats

    I would certainly try this with Flax or Hemp Seed Milk (unsweetened of course)!