Seed Your Soul

The best chia seed breakfast recipes.

by COURTNEY McEVOY ★ MARCH 3, 2019

As college students, it can be a struggle to place emphasis on a healthy diet. We’re expected to eat food from the dining halls, not knowing exactly what’s in it or where it comes from. Living the dorm lifestyle can make it difficult to keep healthy foods around, but one simple food can be your holy grail to healthy eating: chia seeds.

Why chia seeds?

These tiny seeds have a lot of power. They’re high in omega-3 fatty acids, fber, antioxidants, iron and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids promote HDL cholesterol (aka“good cholesterol”) that protects against heart attack and stroke. The five grams of fiber that chia seeds contain per tablespoon will increase your chances of meeting the recommended daily fiber intake, promoting a healthy digestive tract and ridding the body of toxins. Not to mention, fiber plays a huge role in weight loss because it helps you feel full for longer.

How do you eat them?

Chia seeds can be eaten cooked or raw, but they must be consumed within a liquid. Whether you mix them into your water, cereal or other recipes, it’s important to consume them this way so that they can expand to 3x their size and maximize your benefits. Putting chia seeds into your water may do the trick, but there is a more creative way to seed your soul: chia seed pudding!

Chia seed pudding is an overnight easy on-the-go breakfast. The basic ingredients of chia seed pudding are chia seeds, almond milk, superfood powder, and any toppings your heart desires!

Recipes

Cacao Crunch

Ingredients:

  • Silk Almond Milk unsweetened

  • Chia Seeds

  • Unsweetened Cacao powder

  • Cinnamon

  • Oats and honey granola

  • Cacao nibs

Steps:

1. Add 1 tbsp Cacao Powder & a pinch of Cinnamon to 1 cup of Almond Milk and stir until blended

2. Add ¼ cup of chia seeds to the mixture & stir

3. Put in a mason jar and let refrigerate overnight

In the morning add oats and honey granola and cacao nibs to top it off!

Matcha Madness

Ingredients:

  • Silk Almond Milk unsweetened

  • Chia seeds

  • Matcha powder

  • Vanilla extract

  • Strawberries

Steps:

1. Add 1 tbsp Matcha powder & a teaspoon of vanilla extract together

2. Add this mixture to 1 cup of Almond Milk and stir until blended

3. Add ¼ cup of chia seeds to the mixture & stir

4. Put in a mason jar and let refrigerate overnight

In the morning add chopped strawberries or another fruit of your choice for a topping!

PB & B

Ingredients:

  • Silk Almond Milk unsweetened

  • Chia seeds

  • Peanut Butter

  • Vanilla extract

  • Banana

Steps:

1. Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to a generous amount of peanut butter (depending on your desired flavor) and stir

2. Add 1 cup of almond milk and stir again until the peanut butter is smooth throughout the mixture

3. Add ¼ cup of chia seeds to the mixture & stir

4. Put in a mason jar and let refrigerate overnight

In the morning add chopped banana as a topping and enjoy!

There’s a variety of flavorful ways you can incorporate chia seeds into your daily routine that will aid in achieving your fitness goals and benefit your overall health!


Tayler Bradford