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I was recently at the Byron Spirit Festival with two of my closest friends, Nadia from Yoga Village  and Emma Seibold from Body Barre. Yep, my friends are very talented ladies. We were so thrilled to be together, doing the things we love to do… get our hippie on. Mala beads anyone?
We sipped on green smoothies daily after yoga. We hunted through organic health food shops to find basil soap, coconut shampoo and nag champa incense. I had an Aura photo done – will blog on this – and discovered how open my mooladhara chakra was! (Shit yogis say!) We chilled horizontally in a ‘sacred goddess tent’ and sang along to traditional kirtan in the chai tent. We stayed up past yogi-hour (9:30pm!) to hear some amazing live acts – Deva Premal, Yeshe, Nomadic Voices, Mother Maya. We went to yoga classes.

But what excited us most? Besides the yoga, the weather and being with friends? Well… the food of course. We continually walked past stands with sprouted gluten free muesli, sugar free chocolate slices or iced chai tea and cake.
What got my yoga pants in a knot was the delicious chia porridge. Now I’ve known that these deceiving little seeds pack more punch than one would think. I have blogged about chia seeds and their nutritional wealth before. I add them to smoothies, to my muesli and salads but I hadn’t quite thought of a whole dish mostly of chia seeds.
So, here I present to you a variety of recipes that call for chia seeds which I found at the Byron Spirit Festival. These are delicious enough to eat as a dessert, or even breakfast or snack!
Raw, Vegan Chia Seed Congee
What you’ll need:
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped coconut flesh (if you can get it)
  • 1 tbls coconut oil
  • 1 tbls coconut crunch
  • 1 tbls coconut flakes
  • 1 ½ cup of nut milk (almond, walnut)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Freshly grated ginger to taste
What to do:
Mix all together! Let it sit for at least 15 minutes (go and do something else!). You’ll come back to an almost jelly like porridge bowl, the chia seeds absorb and expand in liquid.


Frozen Chia Seed dessert
What you’ll need:
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (you can use any berries you like!)
  • ½ cup banana (frozen first if possible)
  • 3 tbls chia seeds
  • 1 tbls coconut oil
  • 1 tbls acai powder
  • ½ cup coconut water water
What to do:
  • Blend all ingredients. Let it sit whilst the chia seeds expand.
  • Put in freezer for no longer than an hour.
  • Enjoy a nice cooling, totally raw, sugar free, healthy dessert that is refreshing and yummo! Blows icy poles out of the water.
Enjoy and saha to you.

Signing off with an exhale.

Pause. Listen. Live



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