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If you are cutting out sugar or diminishing it, this is the recipe for you! Also, if you are looking to add Chia Seeds to your diet and need way to get it in there, here’s a tasty way to have a treat and feel good about it! Please let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. water room temp
  • 2 tbsp. agave or coconut sugar
  • 2 cups fresh berries, washed and smashed

Directions:

  1. Blend the chia seeds and water and let sit while tending to your berries. Will take about 10-15 minutes to gelatinize.
  2. Clean and mash your berries of choice.
  3. Add the chia seeds to the berries. Place in a clean jam jar and refrigerate.
  4. enjoy on toast or with ice cream…I could go on and on…yummy!
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Chia seeds are super healthy for you, sprinkle them on salad, soup or try this recipe out for a dairy-free, gluten-free dessert! This would be great for kids or adults and feel free to switch up the fruit to berries or bananas etc, add nuts…let me know your favorites!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk (I have used almond milk as well)
  • 3/4 cup mango chopped/sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. shredded coconut
  • 2-4 tbsp. honey to taste or agave

Directions:

  1. In a large mason jar, combine all ingredients. shake well to combine all ingredients. Cover tightly.
  2. Leave in fridge overnight, shaking every once in a while.
  3. serve in a martini glass for a neat presentation topped with a sprinkling of coconut!

Chia seeds are the latest super food! They are touted to stabilize blood sugar levels, support a healthy heart, give you energy and wait for it…boost your metabolism! What are you waiting for, get on the bandwagon! I’m loving them! Here’s a recipe for a tasty, healthy and seasonal treat! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz bag of baby spinach washed
  • 1 pint of fresh local strawberries
  • 1 cup of pecans toasted (halves)
  • 130g pkg of goats’ cheese or goat’s feta crumbles
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup vinegar (either apple cider or balsamic)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2-4 tbsp. agave or maple syrup
  • 1-2 tsp of Dijon or grain mustard

Directions:

  1. In your fanciest glass bowl, place the spinach, berries and pecans. Top with the crumbled goat’s cheese.
  2. For your dressing, mix the remaining ingredients and serve with the salad or toss with the salad right before service.
  3. Enjoy!

From Lyne Genet Recitas’ Plan

 Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  •  1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

    Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine almond butter, chia seeds, coconut and almond flour in a mixing bowl.
  3. The almond butter mix should make 9 small balls
  4. Combine sugar and cinnamon,
  5. roll balls in sugar/cinnamon mix
  6. bake at 350 for 10 min

    Portion is 3 balls they taste like sugar cookies 🙂 and they are chock full of protein!!