Navitas Naturals - Sprouted Chia Powder Certified Organic - 8 oz. (227g)
Aztec Sprouted Superfood long used by the Aztecs as a staple food along with corn and beans, chia seeds are enjoying a tremendous resurgence in the health food community due to their impressive nutritional profile. Navitas Naturals offers an exciting new way to enjoy chia seeds: in a sprouted, finely milled powder. Inherently full of healthy omega fats, protein, antioxidants and dietary fiber, the small chia seed’s nutrition is even more enhanced by the process of sprouting. This germination of the seeds increases the nutritional profile and enzyme content, and allows the food becomes more easily digested and assimilated within the body. Simply mix a spoonful of this nutritious mildly nutty powder in with oatmeal or yogurt, or enjoy as a gluten-free flour substitute. Any way you use it, a little chia has a lot to offer.
Navitas Naturals Sprouted Chia Powder Certified Organic:
- Gluten Free
Navitas Naturals Sprouted Chia Powder Certified Organic Uses:
- Flour Substitue
Navitas Naturals - Sprouted Chia Powder Certified Organic Benefits:
Source and Processing
Navitas Naturals Chia Power is made from chia seeds grown in Chile. The seeds are sprouted prior to milling to increase nutrient content and improve bioavailability. Our low temperature processing maximizes the nutritional benefits, while increasing shelf-stability and eliminating the need for refrigeration. This is a single ingredient product –just sprouted chia -- that is raw, gluten-free, kosher, and vegan.
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.