Chia Green Dip

April 27th, 2017

At Ad Virtus UK’s last fitness event (Hula Fitness Themed), The Chia Co kindly donated packs of their Chia Seeds for everyone to take home with them, and also gave us some handy recipe cards. We all know that Chia Seeds are good for us, high in Omega 3 and often sprinkled on top of oatmeals but these recipe cards made me realise the many uses of these seeds so I made my own spin on their Chia Green Dip recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Table Spoons of Chia Seeds
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 Table Spoons of Feta Cheese
  • 1 and a Half (Ripe) Avocados
  • 2 large Handfuls of Spinach Leaves
  • 1/2 a Cup of Water
  • 1/3 of a Cucumber (diced)
  • 3 Heaped  Table Spoons of Fage Natural Greek Yogurt
  • (Optional) 1 Table Spoon of Encona Hot Pepper Sauce (If you want it spicy)

Directions:

Dice your Avocados and smash them into a bowl with a fork, it doesn’t have to be blended perfectly but enough to make a paste.

Slice your lime in half and squeeze the juice into the avocado mix. Mix until the lime juice has blended into the paste properly.

Tear your spinach leaves and add to the bowl, along with the feta cheese, diced cucumber and Fage Greek Yogurt.

Put your mix into a blender, I used a smoothie blender because this mix is super soft and doesn’t require a processor but by all means use a processor if you have one.

Add the 1/2 cup of water to the blender, 3 table spoons of Chia Seeds and blend with your processor or smoothie machine.

Pour your green dip into a bowl and decorate with some more chia seeds, salt and pepper (optional) and hot sauce (optional).

I’ve had this dip with rye bread, with salad and as a side dip with chicken, it’s super versatile and (minus the hot sauce), perfect for fussy children too as they’re consuming a hell of a lot of greens without realising 😉

 

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