Jamie says: I don’t know why, but I’m obsessed with chia seeds lately. I have made chia gel; tried chia pudding and chia oatmeal; just purchased a juice with chia seeds; and am looking forward to dabbling with chia pudding. Can’t. Get. Enough. Chia.
Are these really the same chia seeds (Cha-cha cha chia pet anyone?) we grew up with as kids?
Shaking the chia seeds in water to make chia gel is like a little science experiment… you’ll see what I mean when you make your own. The chia gel is actually quite tasty- I like the vanilla undertone. And, I actually like the slimy texture. So far, I’ve put the chia gel in kefir and milk. More to come, I’m sure…
- 1/3 cup chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pour chia seeds, water, and vanilla extract into a jar with a lid. Shake well. Refrigerate until cold or until ready to enjoy.
- Nutrition note: Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and contain calcium and omega 3s.