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10 Healthy Desserts Made with Chia Seeds
What's packed with healthy omega-3s and hunger-pang-reducing fiber? You guessed it: chia seeds! They also just so happen to blend perfectly with sweets. Check out the healthy little guys in puddings, cakes, bars, and even doughnuts for a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Is it time for dessert yet?
The Glowing Fridge
No-Bake Blueberry Chia Jam Bars
With oats on the bottom, vegan chocolate in the middle, and jam made with chia seeds and antioxidant-rich blueberries on top, it's tough to pick a favorite layer. Save these no-bake, vegan, and gluten-free bars for warm days when you'd be crazy to use the oven.
Get the recipe: No-Bake Blueberry Chia Jam Bars
Be Good Organics
Coconut Cashew Chia Cream
You know the argument that fruit's natural sweetness makes it an excellent dessert choice on its own? It's a lot easier to get on board with that when you spoon some coconut cashew chia cream on top of the fruit. The cream lasts up to four days in the fridge—if you show some self-restraint, that is.
Get the recipe: Coconut Cashew Chia Cream
Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
This chia seed pudding calls for just six ingredients. No blender? No problem. You'll cut down on prep time and end up with a more textured pudding if you skip the blender altogether. For creamy enthusiasts, just pop it in the blender after it thickens overnight.
Get the recipe: Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
Oh She Glows
Basic Chia Seed Pudding
Look no further for a basic chia seed pudding using just three ingredients—chia seeds, almond milk, and pure maple syrup. Just because it's easy to make doesn't mean it's not delicious. One taste and you'll realize it holds the power to turn your sliced banana into a satisfying dessert.
Get the recipe: Basic Chia Seed Pudding
Orange-Chocolate Cake with Beets, Honey, Chia Seeds & Spelt Flour
Chocolate and beets might sound like a weird combo, but as soon as you taste this cake, you'll wonder why you ever doubted the duo. A host of oddball ingredients—beets, spelt flour, and chia seeds—combine in one delicious and totally unexpected cake.
Peanut Butter Fingers
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding
Dairy-free chicks know the struggle of having to pass up every creamy dessert that lands on the table, but the struggle is over now. Consider this dairy-free recipe, with the unbeatable mix of protein-rich peanut butter and downright delicious cocoa powder a sweet savior.
Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding
Double Chocolate Chia Cake Doughnuts
It's easy to see why these cute mini doughnuts have the power to win over any craving. Serve them to your brunch crew for a post-meal treat. We're betting they'll be gone before your friends can ask you what's in them.
Get the recipe: Double Chocolate Chia Cake Doughnuts
Healthfully Ever After
Almond Cherry Chia Seed Pudding
There's no knocking the numerous nutritional boosts of chia seeds, but we've flagged this pudding recipe for its added dose of protein courtesy of Greek yogurt. Just add cherries (or your fruit of choice), and ta-da!
Get the recipe: Almond Cherry Chia Seed Pudding
Amy's Healthy Baking
Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies
Make a low-carb and protein-rich dough even healthier by adding a dose of crunchy chia seeds. The fresh lemon taste makes these cookies a delicious breakfast option, too. (Yes, it's totally okay to eat sweets in the morning, especially if it's these 10 Healthy Cookies You Can Eat for Breakfast.)
Get the recipe: Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies