Chia Smoothie Bowl

Chia Ideas

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, enjoy two delicious recipes that put a spotlight on chia seed, one of our favorite superfoods and supertrends. The ancient Mayan’s thought the same – chia is Mayan for “strength.”

Moving from the 70’s era novelty gift to now a center stage ingredient in healthy snacks, baked goods, powdered mixes and beverages, chia seed is here to stay. Why? It’s nutritious, highly functional, versatile, and easy to flavor. For these reasons and more, chia has become the ancient seed at the forefront of modern nutrition.

If you’d like to talk about chia can work for you, give us a shout. From heat-treated BevGrad® super finely milled chia to whole chia seed, we’ve got the ingredient solutions for your next successful product.

Try one of these recipes to begin your day. And then let’s make something better together.

Recipe: Caramelized Banana Overnight Oats with Nuts, Chia, and Coconut

Caramelized Banana Overnight Oats


1/2 cup of oatmeal 
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1/2 of milk or nut milk
Dash of salt
1 tsp. of vanilla

For toppings:
½ of a banana, sliced
1 tbs. maple syrup.
2 tbs. shredded coconut
2 tbs. chia seeds
2 tbs. nuts of choice (we used pecans)


Mix oatmeal, milk of choice, salt, and vanilla in a bowl or mason jar. Refrigerate overnight. When are you are ready to eat, heat up a greased skillet over medium heat. Dip banana slices into maple syrup and layer them over the skillet, cooking for 1-2 minutes on each side until caramelized. Add caramelized bananas and your toppings of choice to the oatmeal, and enjoy!


Recipe: Chia Pudding Smoothie Swirl

Chia Smoothie Bowl

Chia Pudding
1 cup milk of choice
¼ cup chia seeds
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. maple syrup or honey
1 cup milk of choice
½ cup of frozen yogurt
1 scoop of protein powder of choice
¾ cup of fresh or frozen berries
1 banana
Ice if desired

Mix milk of choice, chia seeds, vanilla, and maple syrup or honey in a small bowl. Let sit for 10-15 minutes to thicken. Blend smoothie ingredients and pour into chia pudding bowl. Top with any fresh fresh fruit, nuts, or other desired toppings, and enjoy!

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