Chia Fruit Salad
What do you think about when you hear, Chia? If you are like a lot of people, the commercial, chia…ch ch ch ch Chia…starts playing in your head. Did you have a chia pet? I did. Little did I know that those tiny chia seeds…the ones that grew the mad “hair” on the little terra cotta figures… are packed with nutrition and a great addition to your raw food diet!
Chia seeds contain more omega 3’s than any other natural source. And unlike flax, you do not have to grind them to release their goodness. They are easily digestible and provide one of the highest degrees of anti-oxidant activity. Because of their unique blend of protein, essential Fats, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and antioxidants, chia is unrivaled among seeds and grains for providing energy to your body. These are just a few of the known benefits of Chia seeds. There is a great article on chia on “The Living and Raw Foods” website. You can access it here: http://www.living-foods.com/articles/chia.html Make sure you buy chia seeds that are meant to be consumed. Don’t eat your pet’s potential hair.
This fruit salad not only contains chia seeds but also walnuts, coconut, dried cranberries, and fruit. This raw food chia salad recipe is a great way to serve up a bowl of health.
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 orange, chopped
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup unsweetened craisins
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut (unsweetened)
- 3 tablespoons agave
- 1 lemon, juice from
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Combine all salad ingredients.
- Whisk the lemon juice into the the agave, stir in the chia seeds and pour over salad.
- Mix to combine.
Jess wrote on May 31, 2014
Hello, I am new to the website and was wondering what 1 T meant.
Susan wrote on May 31, 2014
A capitol T is an abbreviation for tablespoon. Cheers!
Laura-Jane wrote on December 13, 2010
Wow, I’ll have to try this. I just love chia seeds, and this simple recipe is right up my alley. I’ve never thought of creating a “dressing” with them, but why not?? They’re just like poppyseeds, I suppose! Thanks so much. Love your beautiful website, Susan. This is my first time here!
Susan wrote on December 13, 2010
Thanks so much, Laura! This is one of my favorite recipes. The chia seeds are so good for you!
Don wrote on April 24, 2009
It’s great that you’re turning people on to chia seeds. If you want to learn more about the nutritional benefits of chia seeds, we have posted a complete nutritional analysis of chia seeds at our site, http://www.ChiaSeedsDirect.com.
Joanna Rawvelous wrote on March 13, 2009
Wow! This looks amazingly like my favorite breakfast, only gourmet! I can hardly wait to try that dressing!
Heather wrote on March 12, 2009
I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for a while now. This looks great, thanks for the yummy recipe!