Chia Fresca

Making Chia Fresca is a Refreshing Way to boost your energy and curb your appetite — plus it’s super yummy!
Basic Chia GelChia
Water

Mix 1/3-cup chia seeds
to 2 cups water. Stir. This is the ‘basic gel’ recipe that can be stored in your
fridge and used as required.

Fruity Chia Fresca
1 cup Chia gel
1 cup apple juice
1 cup strawberry juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup date syrup, agave, coconut nectar or six packets of stevia
1/4 cold purified water
Directions: Blend all ingredients except chia gel. Stir in chia gel. Enjoy! Serves 4.
Lemon Lime Chia Fresca
1 cup chia gel
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup lime juice
1 cup purified water
1/4 cup date syrup, agave, coconut nectar or 6 packets of stevia.
Directions: Blend all ingredients except chia gel. Stir in chia gel. Enjoy! Serves 4.

Raw Chia Everything Bagels

Bagels

2 large onions, chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped (or processed) celery

2 cups Brazil nuts, soaked  24 hours

3/4 cup olive oil

3/4 cup ground chia seed

1/3 cup water

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon dill

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

3 cloves garlic, peeled

1 teaspoon of Bob’s Red Mill Organic baking soda
OPTIONAL: 1/2 teaspoon chipotle, cayenne or chile pepper of choice

Brazil Nut Butter Cheese:

2/3 cup Brazil nut butter (make this by blending Brazil nuts in a food processor until creamy)

2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon spring water

2 teaspoons hemp seeds

dash of sea salt

Bagel Instructions:

 

Mix ingredients with a spatula in a bowl

Push through a Champion juicer or process in a food processor.

Shape into bagels (no more than 1/2 an inch thick, though!)

Let dehydrate for 8 to 14 hours at 110 degrees until desired texture (flipping half way through for even dehydration)

 

 

Chia Banana Nut Bread

2 cups carrot pulp (or pulp from juicing other veggies)
1/3 cup ground chia
3/4 cup chopped soaked walnuts
3/4 cup soaked raisins
5 bananas
1 teas cinnamon
1/2 teas Himalayan sea salt

Mix together the veggie juice pulp and bananas in a food
processor. Add in the ground chia and let the food processor run until the seeds
are completely mixed in. Transfer the mixture to a bowl with the walnuts and
raisins and mix them in thoroughly by hand. Shape into a loaf. Dehydrate at 110 for 8 to 10 hours until desired texture.

For an extra dose of deliciousness, frost it with ‘Cream Cheese’ (see below).

Cream Cheese

1 cup soaked walnuts
10 soaked dates
juice of 1 or 2 lemons

pinch of Himalayan sea salt
pinch of nutmeg
(optional: add purified water a two tablespoons at a time until desired consistancy)
Blend in food processor until creamy

Rheba’s Raw Moo Shoo Salad

 

Note From Patty: Wow, Rheba hit it out of the park with this salad. My favorite raw salad.  I could eat it every day. Imagine the possibilities here — things you could add to it (onions, dehydrated mushrooms, etc…)

Our Featured Raw Chef for this post is Rheba Mohammed of Detroit. We are very grateful to her for sharing her talent with us. Rheba currently is serving as a volunteer at the center and working in the grow room. She has years of experience as a raw chef and several times I’ve heard people say, “Anything Rheba makes tastes great.”

The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity. And it’s inexpensive, too.

THANK YOU RHEBA!

Rheba’s Raw Moo Shoo Salad

  • 5 cups of white cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teasp Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice

Chia Pudding from CHI’s Swedish Correspondant Janne Larson

We are thankful to Janne Larson, Creative Health Institute’s Master Chef in Europe, for contributing this delicious recipe to our blog. Janne has served an internship at CHI and she has come back to volunteer. We are grateful for the many ways in which she supports the community — and especially grateful for the generosity with which she shares her amazing recipes.

Serves 12

4 C cashews
12 C water
2 C chia seeds

20 pitted dates
4 t cinamon
4 t garam masala
8 t lecithin

1. Soak the cashews overnight.
2. Soak the chia seeds in most of the water in the fridge overnight.Just before eating blend all the ingredients in the blender except the chia in a high-speed blender. Stir in the chia seeds by hand.
3. Serve with hazelnut milk, dried flowers, soaked goji berries, blueberries and cacao nibs.

CHI’S RAW CHIA SESAME CRACKERS

 

 

Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3’s and are a complete protein. Sesame seeds are a top source for calcium.

Minutes to Prepare: 15

Number of Servings: 100 crackers

Ingredients

5 Cups pure water – you will use this to soak the Chia seeds.
11/2 Cups Chia seeds
2 medium carrots -grated
2 medium celery stalks- chopped
2 medium tomatoes
½  medium white onion
3  medium cloves garlic
2 tbl spoons olive oil
2 tsp basil
2 tsp cumin

¼ cup of sesame seeds – sprinkle on the tops of the crackers as you put them in the dehydrator
1 tbl spoons Celtic sea salt – sprinkle on the top of the crackers as you put them in the dehydrator

Directions

  • Soak Chia seeds in 5 cups water for 10 minutes.
  • Pour off excess water and save seeds to stir into cracker batter.
  • Place all other (EXCEPT FOR CHIA SEEDS, SESAME SEEDS AND SALT) ingredients into your food processor.
  •  Process until you have a smooth paste.
  • Place the batter into a large bowl and stir in soaked Chia seeds.
  • Spread the batter on to dehydrator sheets, sprinkle on salt and sesame seeds.
  • Score batter into cracker squares with a pizza cutter, spatula or knife.
  • Turn you dehydrator up to the highest temp until the wetness is off the outside of the crackers. Then lower to 105 degrees leaving the cracker to dehydrate for 12 -15 hours turn them over and dehydrate until crispy.

Chocolate Chia Pudding Pie

 

Serves 12 to 14 depending upon size of slices

Pudding Filling Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chia seeds
  • 6 cups hemp milk (or your favorite nut or seed milk)
  • 3 T cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 cups date paste
  • 1 t Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 T lecithin

Pudding Directions: Blend all ingredients except chia seeds and pour mixture into a large bowl. Pour in chia seeds; whisk vigourously and set aside.

Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup date paste
  • 3 T cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup melted (in dehydrator below 118 degrees) cacao butter
  • 1/2 t Himalayan sea salt

Crust Directions: Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Scoop into spring-form pan and pat evenly at the bottom of the pan. Pour pudding mixture on top. Set in freezer for two hours. Let sit at room temperature for 1/2 hour before serving.  Optional — sprinkle top with cacao nibs.