Chia Seed Recipes

July 22, 2011

Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica) are extremely high in Omega 3 and are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Chia seeds can be eaten raw as a dietary fiber and omega 3 supplement. The soaked seeds are gelatinous in texture and are used in soups, casseroles, salads, baked goods including breads, cakes and biscuits.

Recipe for Agua Fresca
Agua fresca is the Mexican term for a beverage that contains chia and some kind of fruit juice

For an individual serving: Add one teaspoon chia to:
12 oz of your favorite fruit juice or

Fresh Watermelon juice
Pineapple Juice
Pomegranate Juice
Cranapple Juice

Add a spear of mint or sage for garnish.

Chia Limeade

½ cup lime juice
1 cup agave nectar
10 cups water
½ cup chia seeds
Add ingredients and stir

Chia Gelatin

This is a popular method of preparing chia, it has so many possibilities as an added healthy ingredient for all kinds of dishes.

Mix 1 part chia to 10 parts filtered water. Use plain or season with lime or lemon juice, sugar or vanilla extract. Mix with your favorite salad dressings, add to sauces or soups. Spread on peanut butter to liven up a peanut butter sandwich.

Get your Omega 3’s with chia.

How to Make: Moringa Soufflé

July 22, 2011

This is an excellent side dish for most any entrée. It’s quick and easy

16 oz of frozen or fresh Moringa (called malunggay or malamgal, in the Asian markets)
1 cup of Sour Cream
1 Package of Lipton’s Dried Onion Soup Mix (or portion thereof, to taste)

Thaw the moringa and squeeze out excess water. Remove any excess stems. Mix with sour cream and the soup mix. Add more sour cream if you like a creamier consistency. Lightly oil a baking dish and use spatula to put mixture in the dish. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Serves four. You’ll sleep like a baby.