Chia Fruit Salad

by Susan on March 12, 2009

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, craisins, and fruit. This raw food chia salad recipe is a great way to serve up a bowl of health.

For more great raw food salad recipes click here: Raw Food Recipes

Chia Fruit Salad

  • 1 Apple, chopped
  • 1 Orange, chopped
  • 1/4 C Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened crasins
  • 1/2 C walnuts
  • 1/2 C flaked coconut (unsweetened)

Dressing

  • 3 T Agave
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 T 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.

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Heather March 12, 2009 at 11:55 am

I’ve been wanting to try chia seeds for a while now. This looks great, thanks for the yummy recipe!

Joanna Rawvelous March 13, 2009 at 6:05 am

Wow! This looks amazingly like my favorite breakfast, only gourmet! I can hardly wait to try that dressing!

Joanna
xoxo

Don April 24, 2009 at 8:49 am

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.

Thanks!

Laura-Jane December 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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 December 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Thanks so much, Laura! This is one of my favorite recipes. The chia seeds are so good for you!

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