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LifeMax Chia Experiment – Days #1 & #2

So I finally got my LifeMax Mila chia seeds in the mail yesterday and have incorporated them into my daily food routine. Yesterday I had a really yummy salad from Primo Patio and mixed a scoop of chia into the salad dressing. Today I added a scoop to my morning oatmeal (yes, it comes with a scoop…I’m loving this stuff!). I’ve tried other brands of chia seeds and I have to say that the LifeMax Mila chia seeds really are flavorless. True, there is a granular sort of texture to them, but you don’t really feel it anymore once you mix it with something anyway.

To recap, days #1 and #2: integration success.

Oh! And my friend Sean-Michael sent me a really amazing review of his experience with chia seeds so I’ll be posting it soon in the Chia Reviews section! Stay tuned!


Chia Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Chia Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Add any topping for a delicious pizza!

Total Time: About 1 – 1/2 hours
Serving Size: Depending on how many slices a 12″ pizza gives you.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 scoop Mila chia seeds placed in a 1/2 cup measure, then filled with whole wheat flour level to top
2/3 cup very warm water
1 envelope (8 gram or 2 1/4 tsp) Fleischmann’s quick-rising yeast
1 Tbsp. cornmeal
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
Olive oil cooking spray

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flours, Mila chia seeds, yeast and salt. Mix well.
  2. Measure very warm water in measuring cup, then stir in olive oil and honey.
  3. Pour over dry ingredients and mix using a wooden spoon to form a ball.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead for 2 minutes.
  5. Spray bowl with oil spray and place dough inside, adding another quick spray on top of dough.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 20 mins.
  7. Spray a 12-inch pizza pan with spray oil and dust with cornmeal.
  8. Once dough has risen, turn out onto the pizza pan and flatten to fit the bottom and up the sides of pan.  A quick spray on top will stop your hands from sticking to the dough.
  9. Top with sauce, toppings and cheese, as desired.
  10. Bake in a 425 degrees F oven for about 15 minutes.  Cut and serve hot.

Found on LifeMax Mila Website

Chia Chicken Wing Dip

Chia Chicken Wing Dip

I know I’ve mainly been posting vegetarian Chia recipes, and that’s because so many people use Chia seeds as a protein supplement, but there are plenty of non-veggie options out there for Chia-lovers as well!

Total Time: An hour
Serving Size: Good for large batch of chicken wings
8 oz. shredded chicken or chicken chunks (canned or fresh)
16 oz. cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup Anchor Bar wing sauce (or any other brand)
1/4 cup blue cheese dressing
1-2 scoops chia seeds

  1. Mix cream cheese, chicken, ½ cup wing sauce and chia seeds in a bowl with electric mixer.
  2. Spread mixture into an 8″ x 8″ baking pan.
  3. Mix together remaining wing sauce (¼ cup) and ¼ cup blue cheese dressing together.
    Pour on top and spread with a spoon. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving with your favorite chips or crackers.

Found on LifeMax Mila Website

Baked Chia Polenta

Baked Chia Polenta

Total Time: An hour
Serving Size: one
1/4 cup stone ground cornmeal
1 cup unsweetened hemp milk (or other nondairy milk, though hemp is creamiest)
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tspn butter
1 tbs nutritional yeast

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Whisk together cornmeal, milk, and chia seeds in saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium and stir constantly, about 10 minutes. Mixture should be thick and creamy.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in butter and nutritional yeast.
  4. Transfer polenta to miniature loaf pan.  Bake for 40 minutes.

Found on The Whole Plate