If you’re looking for ways to add more chia seeds into your diet, these 25 chia seed recipes can help you do just that.
If you haven’t been looking for ways to add more chia seeds into your diet, you may be wondering why anyone would want to do that in the first place.
Easy! Because chia seeds are excellent!
They provide you with a ton of nutrients but have very few calories and are an excellent source of antioxidants.
They’re also high in fiber, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Plus, there’s evidence to support the fact that they may even help you lose weight and decrease your risk of heart disease.
Yeah. If some tiny little seeds can do all that, I’ll find ways to eat more of them. If you’re sold on them now, too, keep reading!
1. Chia Pudding with Granola and Berries
Chia seeds make an excellent homemade pudding, and all you’ll need to make it are the seeds, coconut milk, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and salt.
It takes almost no time or effort to whip up, and you can pre-make it for busy, on-the-go mornings when you don’t have time to cook.
Once it’s ready, throw on some granola (homemade is best) and berries, and you have a nutritious, delicious breakfast even your kids will love.
2. Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
This recipe for creamy chia seed pudding is even easier to make than the first one. Plus, it includes chocolate!
All you’ll need are four ingredients – non-dairy milk, raw cacao powder, maple syrup, and chia seeds – and you can have it ready in 20 minutes or less.
3. Amaretto Peaches & Cream Chia Pudding Trifle
Spoiler alert: There are quite a few chia pudding recipes on this list.
That’s because chia pudding is one of the simplest and tastiest ways to enjoy chia seeds.
This one comes complete with Amaretto peaches, honey whipped cream, and more.
It’s decadent, delectable, and downright delicious, and you won’t be able to resist its fruity creaminess.
4. Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
This protein-packed pudding is a great way to start the day.
Made with almond milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla, it’s as sweet as it is healthy.
Plus, you can top it off with more peanut butter, berries, banana slices, or anything else you like.
5. Chia Seed Pancakes
Chia seed pancakes are an effortless way to incorporate more chia seeds into your daily food intake, and they don’t alter the taste of the pancakes at all.
If you’re a fan of fluffy pancakes with a hint of cinnamon and smothered in maple syrup, this recipe is the one for you.
6. Chia Waffles
If you prefer vegan waffles to vegan pancakes, don’t worry. You can still get in your daily dose of chia seeds.
With this recipe, you can make four giant, fluffy waffles in only 30 minutes. You’re welcome!
7. Strawberry Chia Smoothie
Remember 5 minutes ago when I said chia pudding is one of the easiest ways to enjoy chia seeds? That’s true, but chia smoothies are even easier.
Simply toss your six ingredients – strawberries, banana, Greek yogurt, almond milk, vanilla extract, and chia seeds – into the blender and pulse until everything is smooth.
It takes 10 minutes tops, and it’s the perfect cold and fruity way to start your morning.
8. Chia Banana Split Pudding
If you’re looking for a vegan-friendly version of a banana split, this chia banana split pudding is the recipe for you. It’s tasty, healthy, and so easy to make.
Simply mix the four chia pudding ingredients, then top it with all your favorite banana split toppings – bananas, pineapples, pecans, strawberries, and more.
9. Cucumber Lime Chia Fresca
It’s hard to find something more refreshing than a Fresca, and this homemade version with chia seeds, cucumbers, and lime juice is no exception.
Aside from those ingredients, all you’ll need is water, sugar, and ice, and it takes only 5 minutes to whip up half a dozen.
*Note: You’ll need to let them sit for at least another 10-15 minutes before you serve them so the chia seeds will expand.
10. Mango Chia Pudding
If you like the idea of chia pudding but are looking for something with a more tropical flavor, you’ve got to try this recipe.
It takes only 15 minutes to make, and thanks to the coconut milk, mango, and toasted coconut flakes, it has a beach-worthy, tropical taste.
The recipe calls for maple syrup as the sweetener, but I prefer agave nectar.
Either way, it’ll transport you to your favorite summer destination – at least mentally.
11. Buckwheat Chia Bread
This five-ingredient (excluding water and salt), yeast-free bread is one of the easiest breads you’ll ever make. There isn’t even any kneading involved!
Despite its simplicity, it tastes phenomenal.
It’s dense and soft on the inside and covered in a crunchy topping of sunflower seeds. (The topping is optional, but add it. It makes all the difference.)
12. Banana Chia Seed Muffins
Honestly, you won’t even know the chia seeds are in these delectable banana- and raisin-filled muffins.
They’re sweet, fluffy, and perfect for breakfast or a mid-day snack.
13. Strawberry Chia Seed Popsicles
I’m a huge fan of homemade popsicles because they’re so simple to make, and I can make sure they’re healthier than their store-bought counterparts.
To make these vegan strawberry popsicles, you’ll need only strawberries and chia seeds, though I recommend adding a little maple syrup to make them sweeter.
Once you have your ingredients, it’s just a matter of tossing them in the blender, then into a popsicle mold, and finally into the freezer.
In about 6 hours, you’ll have a cold, sweet treat that’s flavorful, fruity, and fun.
14. Berry Chia Pudding
Whether you have it for breakfast or just a snack, this pudding is pure berry deliciousness.
And even better, it’s a gorgeous purple color that’s super fun to eat.
And if all that isn’t enough to make you want to try it, maybe the fact that it takes 2 minutes to make is.
Just make it ahead of time, though, because it needs to chill for about 8 hours.
15. Chia Seed and Coconut Truffles
Just because chia seeds are healthy doesn’t mean you can’t use them in something decadent and delightful.
These gorgeous chocolate truffles take 15 minutes and only six ingredients to make, and vegan dark chocolate and coconut are the perfect combination.
Just be sure you make plenty because these are a huge hit, and no one can stop at just one.
16. Lemon Yogurt Cake with Chia Seeds
This lovely loaf of bread is dense and crumbly with a spectacularly zesty lemon flavor that can’t be beaten.
It takes about an hour to make, and the ingredients list has 12 items on it.
However, they’re 12 readily available items that you probably already have in your kitchen.
If you’re a fan of tart and tangy cake that’s surprisingly filling, this is the one for you.
17. Lemon Scones with Chia
Here’s another one for those of you who love lemon.
These vegan lemon scones may look different from some of the other scones you’ve seen, but they taste just as impressive as any you’ve tried.
Personally, I like to add raspberries to mine to give them a little extra kick, but either way, they’re incredible.
18. Oatmeal Chia Cookies
These oatmeal cookies have it all, and I don’t just mean the chia seeds.
There are also oats, bananas, almond milk, coconut, dates, dark chocolate chunks, almond butter, and cinnamon.
The result is a hearty, chewy cookie that’s chocolatey, fruity, and full of oatmeal.
Every time I make them, I think of Tony the Tiger because they’re greeeeeaaaat!
19. Oatmeal with Almond Milk and Chia Seeds
For those of us who like hot breakfasts in the morning, oatmeal is pretty much a staple.
The next time you make yourself a bowl, add almond milk, chia seeds, and nuts.
Doing so adds a ton of nutrients to the already healthy oats. Plus, it adds crunch and flavor without adding a ton of extra calories.
Top it with your favorite toppings, and you’re good to go.
20. Pumpkin Pie Chia Mousse
If you’re looking for a chia seed pudding that’s perfect for fall, you have to try the pumpkin pie chia mousse.
It’s smooth, creamy, and full of delightful pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and other fall favorites.
Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to whip up (and another 4 hours to chill).
21. Maple Cinnamon Chia Pudding
If your favorite fall flavors center more around cinnamon and maple syrup, you may prefer this maple cinnamon chia pudding to the pumpkin pie recipe.
They’re both insanely good and ideal for the cooler months of the year.
22. Hummus with Chia Seeds
The great thing about chia seeds is that you can add them to practically anything, including smooth hummus.
For this recipe, you’ll make your hummus as always – chickpeas, garlic, tahini sauce, etc. – but you’ll also add two tablespoons of chia seeds.
They don’t add much taste, but they’ll give you all the incredible health benefits mentioned above.
23. Chia Seed Tortillas
These chia seed tortillas have it all. They’re gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and keto-compliant!
You can also make eight of them with nothing more than almond flour, coconut flour, water, salt, and chia seeds in less than 20 minutes.
If you’re looking for something simple and tasty to substitute for bread and high-carb wraps, these are just the thing.
24. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Whether you serve this salad as a side dish or a standalone option for a light lunch, it’s sure to impress anyone who tries it.
With chia seeds, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onions, feta cheese, mint, and more, it packs a whole lot of flavor into one small salad.
It’s also filling, tasty, and really good for you.
25. Turmeric Milk Chia Pudding
I started with pudding; I ended with pudding, and I put pudding in the middle.
You’re probably tired of these pudding recipes, but I promise they’re the easiest way to eat more chia seeds. Plus, each one of them is delicious.
This one, in particular, is full of fruit and spice, and it looks gorgeous and elegant – almost golden – thanks to the turmeric.
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