Learn more about chia seeds, then discover our top high protein breakfast ideas, high fibre foods, healthy lunch ideas and budget healthy recipes for more inspiration.
Chia seeds recipes
Golden milk bircher
Start your day right with a vegan breakfast bowl, made with oats and nut milk. It comes laced with golden turmeric for a hit of colour and an anti-inflammatory boost. Discover more turmeric recipes.
This creamy, lightly sweetened pud is surprisingly filling due to the soluble fibre in chia seeds – topped with quickly cooked apples, it’s a simple and healthy brekkie. Try more recipes with apples.
Start your day with an energising breakfast smoothie bowl. This fruity blend is delicious topped with a variety of berries, veg, seeds and any superfoods. Why not make our mango smoothie bowl next?
This healthy, no-fuss breakfast can be prepped just five minutes the night before, ready for you in the morning. Customise with your choice of fruit, nuts, seeds and other toppings. For a plant-based version, try our vegan overnight oats.
These small vegan cookies are a real family treat, free from refined sugars — ground almonds provide a nutty flavour and a burst of natural sweetness comes from raspberries.
Healthy banana bread
A healthy glug of maple syrup is the key to this wonderfully moist vegan banana bread, flavoured with both coconut oil and desiccated coconut. Discover more banana recipes.
Vegan lemon sheet cake
Use olive oil in place of butter and chia seeds instead of eggs in this beautiful grown-up take on a classic lemon cake. It makes for a much lighter (and totally vegan) bake. Try more vegan baking ideas.
PBJ breakfast parfait
Peanut butter is a breakfast time staple and, as his fruity, tangy, crunchy creation proves, its potential goes far beyond simply topping toast. Get your protein fill with our high protein breakfast ideas.
Rum-roasted pineapple and spice pie
Try our impressive pie recipes for an easy vegan dessert. The vegan pastry is deliciously crisp and crumbly, with extra texture from the chia seeds. Plus, it’s packed with rum-soaked roasted pineapple and plenty of spice. Try more of our vegan desserts.
These dairy-free breakfast bars use dates and nut butter to hold together. Experiment with different seeds and nuts in your next batch of flapjacks, and use agave for a vegan version. Try our peanut butter flapjacks for another protein boost.
Pumpkin seed butter on rye
Pumpkin seed butter makes the perfect vegan toast topper for breakfast. Serve with apple and chia seeds for an energy boosting brekkie. Add date nectar (available from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose) for sweetness, or leave out for savoury toast toppings. Discover more ways with pumpkin.
Healthy overnight oats
Prep your oats the night before to make this quick and easy vegan breakfast for two. It may be low calorie but it’ll leave you feeling satisfied and full until lunchtime. Try our favourite healthy recipes with oats.
We’re seeing these little balls of energy everywhere – they are great to have before exercise, or when you feel you are flagging, as the simple sugars in the fruits will give you instant energy and the nuts, nut butters or oats will give you a slow release of energy. We’ve made three flavours but you can create your own using the same idea. Chill until needed, they will keep for five days. Alternatively, try our protein balls.
Coconut overnight oats
You can soak oats in any milk overnight but we love the creaminess that coconut milk gives. This makes a few portions for the week, so you get a healthy breakfast that’s quick to make in the morning. Discover more recipes with coconut milk.
Charred mackerel, chia seeds, dill, wakame and cucumber
This Japanese-inspired mackerel starter of charred mackerel, chia seeds, dill, wakame and cucumber from The Manor in Clapham is packed with fresh, on-trend flavours – perfect for entertaining. Try more ways to cook with mackerel.
Kiwi, kale and chia parfait smoothie
Try this next-level smoothie from bloggers Green Kitchen Stories. Their new book, Green Kitchen Smoothies, is a celebration of this healthy way to pack fruit, veg and nuts into your diet. This showstopping smoothie can double up for dessert or breakfast. Now try more delicious recipes with kiwi.
Turmeric and mango lassi
Turmeric, added to milk, yogurt or water, is also known as golden milk. We’ve made it with sweet mango and subtle spices to make an immune-boosting, chai-like lassi. Discover our healthiest, most colourful recipes.
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