3 Superfoods, 3 Ways.

If you haven’t yet tried out chia seeds… why not?! They’re an amazing superfood that is low in calories, high in omega-3 fatty acids, and chock full of antioxidants.  My 3 favorite superfoods? Chia seeds, kale, and quinoa. I incorporate these foods into my diet on a daily basis, but I hardly ever see or hear of others eating them. These foods are incredibly easy to prepare and filled to the brim with nutrients, yet most people shy away from them. If it is confusion over how to prepare these items that is keeping you away, fear no more. Check out my 3 simple ways to make each of these 3 great foods:

Chia Seed Recipes

1. Chia Seed Pudding 2 tablespoons chia seeds + 1 cup Silk soymilk + 1/2 cup berries + dash of cinnamon {combine ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 25 minutes for chia seeds to absorb soymilk}

2. Strawberry Chia Smoothie 2 tablespoons chia seeds + 1 cup strawberries + 1 cup any nut/soy milk + ice {blend}

3. Chia Seed Pancake 2 tablespoons chia seeds + 1 mashed banana + 1/4 cup almond milk + 1 egg white {mix ingredients, sauté 8 min, flipping 1x}

Kale recipe ideas

1. Kale Chips 3 cups kale, torn into pieces + 2 tablespoons olive oil + dash of sea salt {coat kale with olive oil, add salt, place on baking sheet, bake at 375 degrees for 20 min or until crispy}

2. Kale Salad 3 cups kale + 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar + 2 tablespoons any cheese {massage kale leaves with balsamic until they are wilted, top with crumbled cheese}

3. Kale + Carrot Soup 5 cups kale leaves + 2 cups baby carrots + carton of vegetable broth {combine ingredients in soup pot, bring to a boil, reduce to simmering and cook on medium heat for 60 minutes or until carrots are tender}

Quinoa Recipe Ideas

1. Fruit + Nut Quinoa 1 cup cooked quinoa + 1/2 cup strawberries + 2 tablespoons mixed nuts

2. Stuffed Quinoa Peppers 1 red pepper + 1 cup cooked quinoa + 2 tablespoons goat cheese {cut an opening at the top of the pepper, combine ingredients, bake at 400 degrees for 30 min}

3. Quinoa Breakfast Pudding 1 cup cooked quinoa + 1/2 cup soymilk + 1/2 banana, sliced + 2 tablespoons raisins + 1 teaspoon vanilla {combine all ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 60 sec}

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8 thoughts on “3 Superfoods, 3 Ways.

  1. I have a package of chia seeds in my cupboard but had no idea what to do with them. I’m going to try your recipes and see how they taste. Thanks!

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