Simple Chia Desserts

chia dessert

I love chia for so many reasons. They have a high amount of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. The whole seeds can easily be broken down and absorbed in the body, unlike other seeds (that you would have to grind up to gain any benefits) and the best part, you can add chia to virtually any dish you like.

Dry Chia

Dry Chia

The seeds pretty much don’t have much taste, so you can toss them in sandwiches, salads, soups cereals and more. You can add them as dry seeds or you can soak them in water or milk, which will make them look like little balls of jelly.  I soak them in water overnight in a container so they’re ready for breakfast.

Chia Jelly

Chia Jelly

The photo above is one of the chia milk desserts that we absolutely love in our home.  If you would like to try it out sometime, here’s the recipe:

Chia Chai Dessert

chia dessert


1½ -2½ cups milk
½ cup water
1-2 vanilla chai tea bags (depending on how strong you like the flavour)
3-4 tablespoons honey or cane sugar
1 cup chia jelly


  1. Soak dry chia seeds in water or milk overnight to create the chia jelly(approximately ½ cup dry chia seeds with 1 cup water/milk equals 1 cup chia jelly.)
  2. Over medium heat, bring milk to a boil.
  3. Add vanilla chai tea bags and honey/cane sugar then reduce heat to simmer for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Once cooled, remove tea bags and add chia to milky chai.
  6. Spoon into small bowls and enjoy!

If you would like something different for breakfast or a snack, try this one:

Chia Blueberries and Yogurt Dessert

chia blueberries and blackberry Greek yogurt

Combine 1 cup fresh blueberries with 4-6 large tablespoons Greek blackberry yogurt and add 3-4 tablespoons chia jelly.  You can also add granola or cereal for a healthy breakfast packed with vitamins and minerals (it will also help keep you full for a longer period of time).

If you haven’t had a chance to try chia, I recommend trying it for at least a short period of time to see if it does make a difference in your diet and lifestyle. You can pretty much find it in any health food store or larger grocery store.

Let me know your findings, I would love to hear what you think of chia!








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