Chia burger is packed full of vitamins and nutrients thank to uber healthy ingredients such as beets, sweet potatoes, black beans, oats, and all sorts of seeds and herbs. Nourish your body with this delicious vegan and gluten-free meal. Chia burger was what I really needed for a superfood vegan veggie health booster.
Summer is in full swing and I have come down with Strep Throat.
Yep strep throat? How does that even happen? Isn’t it winter time when you’re supposed to be getting sick? I’ve literally never had strep throat before in my life. Luckily, and I mean what a coincidence that I just happened to schedule my first physical in 2 years on the same exact day that I woke up with horrible throat pain.
I mean if you have to get sick, best to match that up with an appointment with a doctor right? The best scheduling match-up I’ve ever experience.
And I did’t even know that with the strep swab you find out right away. I thought I would have to wait days. But nope, swab, tested positive and within an hour I was on my way home, antibiotics in hand.
Sore throats though, are the worst. This brings me right back to last summer, and the pain I was in after I got my wisdom teeth taken off. The joy of both eating and talking are instantly taken away from you. The two most favorite activities if you must know.
So in between salt water gargling and large bowls of soup, I’m stocking up on vitamins and superfoods. I want to get better as soon as possible and my best strategy is to load my body up on vitamins and nutrients. The healthier and more nutritious the better.
And this is where these superfood vegan veggie chia burger come in. I made these last week, but really wish I had a frozen batch in the freezer to heat up right about now. I could really use the goodness in these burgers this week.
These home made from scratch burgers are filled with oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, nutritional yeast, black beans, beets, sweet potatoes, garlic and herbs.
Some fun nutritional facts about the individual veggie burger ingredients:
The black beans are loaded with protein, fiber, and flavonoids. The sunflower seeds are great for Vitamin E. Sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamin A. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and calcium. Hemp seeds are a good source of amino acids, magnesium and potassium. Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein and fiber, as well one of the few vegan friendly sources of Vitamin B12. Oatmeal is full of fiber, antioxidants and lots of other nutrients. Beets contain Vitamins A, B, C, as well as potassium and fiber. Garlic contains vitamins C, B6 and manganese.
Ok have I convinced you that of how nutrient and vitamin packed this superfood veggie chia burger is?
They are simply perfect for nourishing your body while providing you with a delicious meal.
Mix up the oats and seeds in the food processor until the mixture resembles crumbs and set aside. Then mix up the other veggie and bean ingredients with the herbs until those are broken down. Combine everything together in a bowl, refrigerate for a bit and then form into patties. Pan fry or oven bake for a hearty meal that makes your body feel great as well.
The burgers are dense and firm while still being soft and delicious. You can distinguish the flavors of the various veggies and ingredients.
If you love veggie burgers check out my Gluten Free Veggie Burger Recipe Round Up! My Pineapple Fizzy Drink Recipe is the perfect drink for these burgers and my Passionfruit and Banana Souffle is the perfect dessert!
How to make chia burger
Superfood Vegan veggie burgers are packed full of vitamins and nutrients thank to uber healthy ingredients such as beets, sweet potatoes, black beans, oats, and all sorts of seeds and herbs. Nourish your body with this delicious vegan and gluten-free meal.
25 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
37 minTotal Time
- 1/2 cup gluten free oats
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup grated beet (about 1/2 of a large beet)
- 1 cup grated sweet potato (about 1 sweet potato)
- 1 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon herbs de provence
- 1 teaspoon hot paprika
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- In a small bowl add 2 tablespoons water and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chia seeds. Set aside.
- In a food processor combine oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and nutritional yeast. Pulse until the mixture resembles large crumbs. Remove.
- In the same food processor combine black beans, beets, sweet potatoes, garlic, herbs de provence and paprikas. Pulse until the mixture is broken down but not completely smooth.
- In a large bowl combine both mixtures. Add chia seeds. Add salt to taste. Mix until thoroughly mixed up.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes (optional - this helps the patties stay firm)