Chai Chia (ch-iy-ch-eea)

Chai Chia Recipe
Chai Chia Recipe

If you read my blog, you will realise that I am a fan of “food with a story to tell” and great nutritional benefits.

Here is history lesson on Chia & Chai: Chia seeds are an ancient super food used by the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans. Chia means “strength” in the language of the Mayans. Chia seeds were like medicine and were more valuable than gold due to their incredible health and nutritional properties.  Chai tea dates back 5,000 years to the courts India when a king concocted a recipe to create a healing drink. Chai tea started being used in the healing tradition of “ayurveda” medicine.

So when you bring the 2 together, you get a meal packed with nutrition and healing properties and food with a story to tell!

Chai Chia

Serves 4

Time to prepare: as long as it takes to make a cup of tea + time in the fridge


2 Chai & Vanilla teabags

2 1/2 cups Coconut Milk/Oat Milk

3 tbsp Rice Malt Syrup (or honey)

1/2 cup Chia Seeds (black or white)

Raw pistachios and Pomegranate seeds, to serve

Optional: Coconut Yoghurt



Simmer the teabags in the coconut milk for approx 2-3 min.

Add the rice malt syrup and stir until dispersed.

Remove the teabag.

Add the chia seeds and stir until combined.

Refrigerate for approx 30min or until chia is cool and has fully absorbed the liquid.  If you find you need to add liquid, you can top up your chia bowl with more milk.

To serve – divide between 4 glasses or bowls, top with pomegranate seeds and raw pistachios.

Optional: top with crumbled Seed & Amaranth Bars.






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  1. Darrel Salaimon

    Good sharing, for healthy purpose, Chia seeds offer the highest volume of Omega-3, as well as addition fiber (soluble and insoluble) along with vitamins or perhaps minerals you don’t usually get whenever you take sea food oil. Chia seeds giving you long lasting energy during the day moving in deep, restful sleep during the night time. May read this article about Chia seeds at:

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