Navitas Naturals - Chia Seeds Raw Certified Organic - 8 oz. (227g)
Navitas Naturals offers these small, whole, organic chia seeds in their pure state – nothing more, nothing less. Long used by the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans as a staple food along with corn and beans, chia seeds are enjoying a large resurgence in the health food community due to their impressive nutritional profile. Chock full of healthy omega fats, protein, antioxidants, and dietary fiber, the little chia seed goes a long way to earn its qualifier of “power.” Try sprinkling these mildly nutty seeds in with your breakfast bowl, mix into a salad dressing or dip, or soak them in water or juice to form a gel and use as natural thickening agent for soups and other recipes.
Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds Raw Certified Organic:
- Certified Organic
- Gluten Free
Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds Raw Certified Organic Suggested Uses:
- Stir Fries
Navitas Naturals - Chia Seeds Raw Certified Organic Benefits:
- Dietary Fiber
- Omega Fatty Acids
Recipe - Basic Chia Gel
This recipe demonstrates chia's incredible ability to absorb up to 9 times its weight in water. For a thicker or thinner gel, adjust the water accordingly.
- 4 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds
- 2 cups water
Mix together chia and water. Let chia stand for 15 to 30 minutes, stirring with a whisk to prevent clumping. Gel can be used as a thickener in raw soups, fruit smoothies and fresh jams. Try adding acai or cacao into the pudding mixture below for an extra nourishing punch!
Recipe - Antioxidant Breakfast Power Crunch
- 3 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds
- 1/2 cup. Navitas Naturals Raw Antioxidant Trail Power Mix
- 1 tsp. Navitas Naturals Maca Powder
- 2 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Mesquite Powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- or 2 Tbsp. maple or manuka honey
- or 2 packets stevia
- 2 bananas
- 1 tsp. extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 tsp. bee pollen (optional)
- 2-3 Tbsp. Hemp Seeds or Hemp Hearts
- 1/2 cup of any fresh berries
- 1/2 cup water
- pinch or salt
Blend water, hemp seeds, and your sweetener of choice into a “hemp milk.” Add bananas, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, bee pollen (optional), and maca. Blend into a thick cream or pudding. Adjust sweetness if desired, and pour over a mix of chia seeds, berries, and Navitas Naturals Trail Mix. Let stand for a few minutes allowing the moisture to absorb and serve.
Recipe - Frozen Berry Shake
- 1 tsp. Navitas Naturals Maca Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Acai Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Navitas Naturals Yacon Powder
- 1 cup Chia gel (see chia gel recipe)
- 2 Young Thai coconuts water and flesh
- 1 bannana
- 1 cup Frozen blueberries or other frozen berries
- add Water as needed
Blend all ingredients together, adding water as needed, and serve!
About Navitas Naturals
The “Navitas” in their name is the Latin word for energy. And like their name implies, Navitas mission is to provide premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. Part of this effort is to continually search for the world’s most beneficial natural foods. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California.
They specialize in organic and wild-crafted functional foods, and strive to lead the industry in this expanding market. Health conscious consumers choose their nutrient-rich products because they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Navitas premium quality “superfoods” are always free of additives and trans fats; the absence of these elements speaking to the purity and effectiveness of the products.
Navitas company is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. They source their premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of their mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, and their support of native agriculture helps expand development of global organic farming practices.
As Navitas partnerships evolve, they will continue to introduce more intriguing functional food products - helping you meet your nutritional needs deliciously, naturally, and simply. You can learn more about us on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. Click on thescertified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and raw.