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Chia Seeds Whole, Organic, 1 lb.

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Salvia hispanica  |  Origin: Mexico
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Chia has 3 times more iron than spinach, 6 times more calcium than milk, 2 times more potassium than bananas & 15 times more magnesium than broccoli!

These nutrient-rich seeds are one of the highest plant sources of omega fatty acids and anti-inflammatory agents that help promote healthy skin, and are involved in the cholesterol metabolism function. Chia Seeds are also an excellent source of natural antioxidants, fiber, protein, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, zinc, copper, and iron. 

Because chia absorbs up to 10 times their weight in water, they are considered the athletes best friend, and are said to help you stay hydrated longer and build better endurance. These super seeds are also great to take with other vitamins and minerals and may help to deliver and disperse those vital nutrients to the rest of the body to help reduce stress, build stronger bones, and support greater health and vitality. 

Chia is the healthy bakers secret ingredient and makes an awesome high-protein pudding, works as an egg and oil substitute, and is often used as a healthful thickening agent.  

Click the “Recipes” tab above to find over a dozen of our favorite delicious and nutritions ways to use Chia Seeds. 


Common Name: Chia

Raw, Gluten-Free and non-GMO!

These seeds are known as “Indian Running Food” - Aztecs used this as a high energy endurance food during their conquests. “Chia” is the Mayan word for strength.

Chia seeds have been known to:

  • increase energy and strength
  • heighten endurance
  • promote intestinal regularity

These seeds can be ground and mixed with flour to make breads, but it is not necessary to grind Chia seed as they can be taken whole. They can be added to foods like cereals, juices, broths, salads, and yogurt. Also, Chia seeds will last for years without refrigeration.

Chia Smoothies/Blended Drinks
Basic recipe:
1/2 - 1 c. liquid of choice (apple juice, orange juice, tea, coffee, yogurt, milk, water, etc.)
1 banana, fresh or frozen in 1" pieces
1/4 c. fresh or frozen fruit of choice (strawberries, cherries, blueberries, etc.)
1 Tbls. Chia seeds
1 Tbls. seeds or nuts (sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, flax seeds, soaked almonds or brazil nuts)
Directions:
Blend and serve. The more fruit you add the thicker the drink. With a 1/4 cup of liquid you can create a pudding-like dessert from any fresh fruit and liquid of your choice.

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  • Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

    This simple chia seed pudding recipe is so delicious and versatile to create all kinds of flavors, textures, and delicious fun.


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Combine first five ingredients and beat until smooth.
    2. Add chia seeds and stir rapidly with whisk for 5 minutes. (It is important to stir well, so you don’t have lumpy pudding.)
    3. Cool in the refrigerator and serve chilled. Enjoy!

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR NUT MILK

    • 2 cups water
    • 1/4 cup raw pecans
    • 3 tablespoons Raw Honey

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Combine all ingredients and soak overnight.
    2. After soaking, process in electric mixer until smooth. Strain off nut pieces and refrigerate milk for up to one week.

  • Chia Seed Jam

    Try this delicious jam on a piece of your favorite breakfast toast or a buttery biscuit. Mmmm...


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    • 2 cups fruit (any kind, but the chia seeds dissappear with blackberries, strawberries, or fruit with seeds)
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/3 cup Chia Seeds
    • 1/4 cup Honey (or to taste)

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small pan, then continue to simmer until it thickens slightly. Mash some of the berries and continue to simmer until it has reached the desired jam consistency. Allow to cool and enjoy. The honey helps it last for a few weeks in the fridge.


  • Get Up & Go Energy Bars

    Tap into some of that "Get Up & Go" energy you've been looking for to chase after the kiddos all day, or just to get the chores done around the house.


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR BASIC RECIPE


    MIX IT UP!

    • nuts
    • vanilla
    • dried chopped figs
    • dried berries and dried fruit
    • Bilberries
    • cashew butter
    • Raw organic Cacao powder
    • homemade granola (see Vanilla Spiced Granola Recipe)

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    Once you’ve figured out your perfect mix just whip it together, spread it in a tray, and stick it in the freezer. Once solid, cut into bars and store in an airtight container in the fridge (keeps for 2 weeks).


  • HOLY CHIA!!! Energy Booster Drink

    Leave those nasty, health-sucking energy drinks on the shelf where they belong, and get ready for a real boost like you’ve never had before!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Brew Herban C and Pomegranate Green Tea together, strain herbs, and stir in honey.
    2. Whisk in remaining ingredients and combine well until you have an even textured drink.
    3. Pour into a hardcore cup and get ready for a flavorful boost of energy!!!

  • Raw Goodness Chia Seed Brownies

    Raw...Delicious...Chocolate...Brownies...Say no more! :)


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. In a food processor or blender, process all brownie ingredients until dough-like consistency.
    2. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish with coconut oil or use muffin tins with paper liners.
    3. Distribute mixture evenly into the baking dish or muffin tins, pressing down. Set aside.

    Rich Chocolate Frosting

    Who would have thought you can make avocado taste so good!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    • 3-4 avocados
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons Honey
    • 6 packets stevia (or extra honey)
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Cacao Powder

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Place all frosting ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Make sure to scrape down the sides occasionally.
    2. Spread frosting evenly on top of brownie layer.
    3. Cover pan and set in freezer to chill for 3-4 hours.
    4. Remove from freezer and cut into brownies. Serve immediately.
    5. Store in the freezer.

  • Cha-Cha Chia Pops Recipe

    These mango tango chia pops help you get vital nutrients in a tasty way that will leave you licking your lips for more.


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
    2. Pour Chia Pop mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until hardened.
    3. Run chia pop mold under hot water for a few seconds for easy removal and enjoy!!!

  • Vanilla Spiced Granola Recipe

    Who doesn't want a homemade snack made with wholesome ingredients that will improve your eye sight, boost your immune system and make your tastebuds dance in delight!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. In a large bowl mix together the first 8 ingredients.
    2. In a separate bowl stir together the honey and vanilla. Fold into granola mixture.
    3. Thinly spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and bake at 275° for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
    4. Remove from oven, transfer into bowl and let cool.
    5. Add fruit and enjoy! Makes a wonderfully healthy Holiday treat!

  • Berry Lean Smoothie Recipe

    When made with pure, natural ingredients, smoothies can be one of the many gateways to optimum health.


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    • 2 cups berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and/or blackberries)
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
    • 3 cups coconut milk (or your milk of choice)
    • 1 teaspoon Beet Root Powder
    • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
    • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
    • 1 tablespoon Erin’s Super Green Drink Mix or any of your other favorite smoothie mixes
    • 1 raw, organic free-range egg (optional)
    • sprig of mint (optional for garnish)

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
    2. Serve it up and garnish with extra berries and a sprig of mint if desired. Enjoy!


  • Nutrient Rich Smoothies!

    Make your own Herba-Smoothie-Mix with these nutrient rich herbs to use in your breakfast smoothie for a strong start to your day!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    1/2 pound of each, all powdered herbs:


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Mix all six herbs together by putting them in a 1.5 gallon zip-lock bag and shake. Let sit for 10 minutes, then pour it into a clean glass jar and cover with a lid.
    2. Keep in the cabinet, out of sun, moisture, or heat. Makes 3 pounds of Herba-Smoothie-Mix.

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED ~ TO MAKE HERBA-SMOOTHIE

    • 1 rounded teaspoon of Herba-Smoothie-Mix
    • 1 cup frozen fruit (my favorite right now is blueberry)
    • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (any brand will work, homemade is best)
    • 2 teaspoons Chia seed
    • 1 cup juice (my favorite is orange or mango)
    • Add honey if you like, but I don’t think it even needs it.

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

  • Raw Energy Bites

    Enjoy a delicious and energizing snack to keep you going through your busy day!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Set aside 1/2 cup of the coconut in a shallow bowl for coating.
    2. Put the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to blend. I normally use my hands instead of a spoon to really knead the ingredients together to be cohesive.
    3. Pinch off pieces of the dough and form into rounds about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Roll each in the reserved coconut to coat.
    4. For the best flavor and consistency, allow the rounds to set for 24 hours before eating. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator and consume within 2-3 weeks. Enjoy!

  • Adventure Awaits Trail Mix

    Put on your adventure hat and hit the trails with this energy boosting mix to keep you going strong as you explore the adventures awaiting you!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Melt chocolate, salt, cinnamon, and beeswax in double boiler.
    3. Once chocolate mixture is completely melted, stir in granola and quickly spread onto lined baking sheet. Set mixture in refrigerator to cool.
    4. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.
    5. After chocolate mixture is hardened, remove from fridge and break into bite sized pieces. Stir into trail mix and enjoy!

  • Cacao Chia Brownies

    Adding chia seeds to the mix will bring your brownies to a whole new level of an energizing sweet treat!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    • 2 cups organic sugar
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 cup raw Cacao powder
    • 1 cup walnuts or pecans
    • 1 1/2 cups Chia seeds
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Preheat oven to 325°.
    2. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients and stir well. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently mix until flour is well incorporated.
    3. Pour into greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Enjoy!

  • Chocolate Truffles

    Chocolate is the answer, who cares what the question is!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    • 1 cup raw walnuts
    • 1/2 cup pitted dates
    • 4 tablespoons raw Cacao powder
    • 1/4 cup coconut water
    • 1/2 tablespoon Chia seeds

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Blend the walnuts and dates in a food processor until it reaches a smooth texture.
    2. Mix together cacao, coconut water and chia seed. Add to nut mixture and stir well.
    3. Form into balls using your hands. Place on cookie sheet and chill until firm.

  • Pumpkin Bread with Chia Seeds

    The perfect treat to enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee as you sit and breathe in the fresh autumn air.


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    • 1/4 cup butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
    • 1 cup canned pumpkin (or fresh)
    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
    • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon powder
    • 3/4 teaspoon Ginger powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup raisins
    • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
    • 3 tablespoons apricot spreadable fruit
    • Pecan halves or chopped pecans (optional)

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a loaf pan 8.5"×4.5"×2.5"
    2. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs, orange extract and pumpkin and mix.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chia seeds and spices; add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix. Stir in raisins and chopped pecans.
    4. Spread batter evenly in prepared loaf pan. Bake until browned for about 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 5 minutes then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
    5. Heat spreadable fruit until melted in small saucepan; brush on bread and garnish with pecans.

  • Morning Smoothie Delight

    Start your morning strong with this powerhouse of vitamins and minerals that are sure to give your body what it needs for your busy day!


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED

    • 1 1/2 quarts of kefir or yogurt
    • 1 banana, fresh or frozen
    • 1 cup frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries)
    • 1 cup spinach, kale, or mung bean sprouts
    • 1/4 cup of maple syrup, xylitol, or Honey
    • 3 tablespoons Erin's Super Green Drink Mix
    • 1/2 cup of ground Flax seed
    • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
    • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds
    • (Optional: 1 raw egg, 1/2 lemon with peel, extra cinnamon)

    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
    2. Serve fresh for breakfast or pour into popsicle molds for a special treat.

  • Autumn Spice Chia Seed Pudding

    This delicious pudding is a perfect treat to enjoy after long scenic walks through the crisp autumn leaves. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon to add the finishing touches to this nutritious dessert.


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Make Black Spice Chai Tea infusion by simmering on the stovetop: 3 tablespoons of Black Spice Chai Tea and 2 cups water. Simmer until your infusion has been reduced to 1 cup of liquid and strain off herbs.
    2. Combine first six ingredients and beat until smooth. Add Chia Seeds and stir rapidly with whisk for 5 minutes. It is important to stir well so you don’t have lumpy pudding. Cool in the refrigerator.
    3. Serve chilled and topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of Cinnamon. Enjoy!

  • Weight Loss Smoothie Fiber Mix

    Need more energy to sustain yourself through these activity filled days of summer? Here is our recipe for a Weight Loss Smoothie Fiber Mix to help you do just that.


    WHAT YOU'LL NEED


    HOW TO MAKE IT...

    1. Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container, such as a mason jar.
    2. Add a tablespoon or two of this fiber mix to your blender and take your smoothie from nutritious, to a superfood meal.