The Power of Chia Seeds: Raspberry Coconut Yogurt Recipe

Good morning everyone and happy Monday! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend and are ready for the week ahead.

I’ve got a great video to help you start your week off with strength and vitality. And if you feel like you’re dragging on Monday morning, then you’ll definitely want to check out how a little but mighty seed can make you feel amazingly energized and strong.

Chia seeds are used by endurance athletes and marathon runners in cultures known for their running prowess, such as the Tarahumara Tribe of Mexico as explained by Christopher McDougall in his fascinating book, Born to Run. They are small but nutritionally dense seeds that contain a board range of amino acids, vitamins and minerals as well as being the best source of omega-3 essential fatty acids in the plant world. Taking a mixture of chia before your run will fuel you for greater stamina and help you hit your mark with ease.

I’ll also show you a great way to eat the chia in a easy and delicious recipe. This coconut yogurt/pudding can be had on it’s own or with granola for a powerhouse breakfast that will have you feeling energized all morning long.

Once you’ve watched the video, I want to hear from you! Have you tried Chia and if so, what effects did you notice? Let me know in the comments below.

Have a great Monday everyone and stay healthy, happy and well!

Coconut Chia Yogurt



  • Meat of one coconut
  • Coconut water from the same coconut (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup of fruit
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (grade B) or 1/3 cup mulberry’s
  • Dash vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chia


Blend the first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass container, stir in the chia, cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes but as long as 12 hours. Enjoy on its own or with granola or cut up fruit.

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17 comments on “The Power of Chia Seeds: Raspberry Coconut Yogurt Recipe

  1. Avatarloro

    should you try to chew these seeds or only swallow it down like a drink..any more nutritious by chewing them if you can?

  2. AvatarDaniela Ramiez

    Hi Barbara, I make a really healthy waffle recipe and I put a scoop of chia seeds in it and let it sit for a just a little bit before I cook them. does cooking the seeds like this lessen the good benefits of the seeds?

  3. AvatarM.Siddique

    Thanks for nice recipe if chia seeds can be soaked how long without
    Referigerator and can be taken by mixing in
    Cereal will it be ok for digestion.
    Best Regards.

  4. Avatarmarie

    I have been adding Chia seeds to my morning cereal for a while now but I have been grinding them first. Is it better to soak them than to grind them for their nutritional value?

  5. AvatarLinda

    I also use the coco jack … makes it very easy for anyone to open a coconut easily and without the potential of hurting oneself.
    I use chia seeds in my turmeric almond milk each day … I get the benefits of chia for omegas, turmeric for inflammation (with some black pepper which helps the turmeric to work better) and the calcium for almonds.
    Love Motivational Mondays!

  6. AvatarCatherine Boyer

    Useful Motivational Monday video. I’ve been putting chia seeds on my cereal for a year or so, but I didn’t know the part about soaking them first to make them even more beneficial. I’ll just change my routine to soak the seeds for a half hour or so in the almond milk that also goes on the cereal. Easy to do and more benefit!

  7. AvatarIrene

    Barbara, I have mild diverticulitis and my husband and I are both concerned about digestive issues. What effect will these seeds have?

    1. AvatarBarbara Mendez, RPh, MS Post author

      If you have an active flare up of diverticulitis then don’t have the seeds (in that case you can used the ground version of them). But if it is not flared, then using them will help improve digestion and elimination. Will also help with anti-inflammatory properties. I hope this helps!


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