I’m always looking for ways to reap the benefits of the nutritional powerhouse called chia. Chia seed is a super easy way to boost the nutritional value of all kinds of snacks.
Chia seeds and I are fast friends. Why?
~the are jammed packed with plant protein and minerals, healthy fats and fiber
~they provide more plant based Omega 3’s than any other food, even FLAX
~they have 5 GRAMS of fiber PER TABLESPOON!
~they are flavorless and partially dissolve in juice, soups, stews, shakes etc..
~they are FILLING!
These Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Roll Ups are really yummy, and are healthy and hearty enough to be considered breakfast, although we use them most often as a snack. They are easy to make ahead of time, and are quite portable. They could even take the place of a boring sandwich in those school lunches.
To make them extra yummy, try slathering some date paste on them as well. Date paste is an easy to make, super delicious sweetener spread. It reminds me of a caramel flavor, and I just love it. I use it most often on oatmeal, and I really loved the flavor it added to these rollups. Of course, it is optional. These roll ups are delicious even without the date paste.
Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Roll Ups
Whole wheat tortilla
Date paste, optional
Spread tortilla with peanut butter & date paste, if using. Sprinkle with chia seeds. Place banana on one side of the tortilla & roll up.
NancyNovember 2, 2012 at 1:16 am
Oh, my gosh. I’ve been eating these banana rollups forever. I just love them! I’ve never thought to add chia seeds, tho. I’ll have to add them next time. Thanks for the suggestion!
Vita @ Juicer DepotNovember 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm
I love the combination of peanut butter and bananas. Great way to get protein.