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Summer Chia Seed Recipes

If you need to get more plant-based protein in your diet, chia seeds are a great way to start! They can help build strong bones and they’re loaded with antioxidants.

Here are the main nutritional benefits of chia seeds:

  • They’re high in fiber
  • They contain omega-3 fatty acids
  • And they’re high in protein

These three recipes are the perfect way to cool down this summer while getting the right nutrition. They will fill you up and curb your cravings!

So if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth while hitting your summer goals, check out these recipes below.

1. Coconut Raspberry Chia Popsicles

Ingredients

1 can coconut milk (full fat)
3 tbsp. IdealRaw Organic Chia Seeds
1 ½ tbsp. agave
1 tsp. coconut extract
½ cup fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, chia seeds, agave, and coconut extract. Let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Stir the mixture after about 15 minutes.
  2. The mixture will slightly set so the popsicle sticks will hold in place.
  3. Pour small amounts of the mixture into each popsicle mold, alternating with raspberries. Each mold should hold about 5 raspberries when alternating with the mixture.
  4. Once each mold is filled, stick a popsicle stick into the bottom of each mold.
  5. Freeze for about 2 hours. Let frozen popsicles slightly thaw before removing from the mold. Warm water will help remove the popsicles if you need extra help! Enjoy!

Serves 5. Serving size: 1 popsicle. Calories per serving: 210 / Protein 3g / Carbs 12g / Fat 17g

2. Layered Chia Pudding & Acai Smoothie

Ingredients

Chia pudding:
¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp. IdealRaw Organic Chia Seeds
1 scoop Vanilla IdealRaw

Acai Smoothie:
1 acai frozen packet
⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup blueberries, frozen
⅓ banana, frozen

Instructions

  1. For the chia pudding, combine all the ingredients in a sealable container. Whisk and mix well until combined. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour or overnight. The longer it sits, the thicker it gets.
  2.  For the Acai smoothie, combine all the smoothie ingredients together until smooth. Add more liquid if it’s too thick. To assemble: divide the chia pudding into two glasses evenly. Next, divide the smoothly and pour over the top of the chia pudding. Top with granola if you would like an extra crunch! Enjoy!

Serves 2. Serving Size: ½ cup. Calories per serving: 240 / Protein 12g / Carbs 29g / Fat 11g

3. Superberry Acai Bowl

Ingredients

½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Vanilla IdealRaw
½ medium banana, frozen
2 tsp peanut butter
1 frozen acai berry packet
¼ cup mixed berries
1 cup ice
2 tbsp IdealRaw Organic Chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add more ice if needed to thicken. Top with your choice of granola, fresh fruit, chia seeds, etc. Enjoy!

Serves 1. Calories per serving(not including any toppings): 365 / Protein 20g / Carbs 30g / Fat 17g

Have you hopped on the chia seed train yet? If not these recipes will make you do it! They’re perfect for breakfast or a post-workout snack.

We hope you try them out! If you need some ingredients to get started, snag a pack of our IdealRaw Chia seeds.

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