Chia Seeds recipes plus giveaway

I guess this month must be my health drive. It is not long since I blogged about coconut oil in my Sticky Date Flapjack recipe and now I have received a 250g packet of organic chia seeds free to review from Indigo Herbs.

Indigo Herbs Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are an ancient Inca superfood which contain more iron than spinach and more calcium than milk. You can see in the photo below that they are tiny, only about 1mm and not all the same colour. The packet indicates that they are powerfully antioxidant which is good for nervous system support and that they are omega rich which helps maintain healthy blood cholesterol levels.

Indigo Herbs chia seeds


I’ve never tried chia seeds before but I’ve been planning to for a while. So I’ve now come up with a couple of tasty recipes using these products. Firstly one for breakfast.

Raspberry and Chia Seed Oatmeal

Raspberry and Chia Seed Oatmeal

Ingredients (serves 1)

30g oats
100g greek style natural yoghurt
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp honey
50g raspberries

Method

Tip the oats into a lunchbox.
Add the yoghurt, milk and chia seeds.
Add a little honey to sweeten if desired.
Mix well.
Stir in the raspberries.
Put the lid on the lunchbox.
Then put in the refrigerator overnight.
Serve and enjoy.

Raspberry and Chia Seed Oatmeal

This was excellent for me, as when I’m working an early shift, I have to be in the office by 6:45am. So it was wonderful to be able to grab this from the fridge and take with me. It was delicious. I subsequently tried making variants for the boys, with mixed berries for son1 and with apple for son2.


And secondly with two hungry young boys in the house, some snacks should go down well. I’ve used coconut oil as well as the chia seeds in this recipe.

Peanut butter and chia seed balls

Peanut Butter and Chia Seed Balls

Ingredients (makes about 20)

100g peanut butter
40g coconut oil
50g rice krispies
10g chia seeds
75g icing sugar

Method

Melt peanut butter and coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat.
Turn off heat.
Mix together rice krispies, chia seeds and icing sugar in a mixing bowl.
Tip dry ingredients into the saucepan.
Stir well.
Allow to cool slightly, so you can handle.
Use your hands to form into small balls.
Place in fridge for an hour.
Serve and enjoy.

Peanut Butter & Chia Seed Balls

I found these very moreish indeed.

A 250g packet of organic chia seeds currently retails at £3.99 and is also available in 500g or 1kg sizes.

I’ll certainly be buying chia seeds in the future. They are very versatile. You can use them in smoothies or sprinkled over salads. I also liked how the packet opens and reseals easily, as I get really fed up of other supposedly reseal packs where the reseal tears away from the packet when you pull it open.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a 250g pack of chia seeds courtesy of Indigo Herbs to one lucky winner. Open to anyone in Europe. Closes 11th May.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear your recipes using chia seeds.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of a product I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

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