This is a great snack to have with a cuppa on these winter afternoons.
I modified the recipe from I breath…I’m hungry…. http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2011/10/lemon-chia-cake.html
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup Natvia
1/4 cup almond meal1 1/2 cup buckwheat flour1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 160 degrees celcius.Combine the chia seeds, lemon juice, and almond milk. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Cream together coconut oil and sugar. Slowly add the chia seed mixture and blend well. Add the dry ingredients and blend until just combined.
Scrape into greased 8 inch loaf pan and bake at 180 degrees for approx 30 minutes or until golden.
Upon removing from the oven combine 1tbs Natvia and 1/3 cup of lemon juice and pour evenly over the top. Allow to cool slightly before slicing.
It’s easy to make a healthy version for a delicious snack.
Combine the following in a bowl to a batter consistency
- Buckwheat flour
- An egg
- Shredded coconut
- Peanut butter
- Quinoa flakes
- Almond meal
- Almond milk
Also try by starting with a buckwheat flour base and trying different ingredients such as cacao, mesquite, coconut oil, lime, spelt flour, flaxseed, chia, cinnamon etc.!
There’s many different versions of this yummy snack, but here is just one….
Super Food Energy Snacks
The recipe can be found here.
This version contains raw cacao nibs, chia seeds, almond butter and coconut.
You can make these using anything you like really. I just made my own and used chocolate protein powder in replace of the cacao nibs (cacao nibs can be found at the health food store though).
They store well in the fridge and make a yummy snack which will keep you filling full. Enjoy!
Chia Seeds are one of my new favourite foods. You can sprinkle them on you breakfast cereal, in your salad or use them in muffins.
Chia seeds have over 27 key nutrients and contain six times more calcium than milk. It also comes with 100% more Omega-3 nutrients than salmon as well as 41% of your overall daily fiber needs.
Chia seeds can also support increased energy levels, improved digestion, and better complexion. It can also tone your muscles, boost your mental sharpness, and allow you to sleep better at night. Chia is certainly the most convenient supplement that you can use to make sure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs.
You can find chia seeds at supermarkets and health food stores. Macro sells packets of black and white chia seeds at Woolworths.