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Chia Gel November 2, 2014

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.

Chia Gel

Chia Gel

Are these really the same chia seeds (Cha-cha cha chia pet anyone?) we grew up with as kids?

Vanilla and nutty goodness; just a heads up- it's a little slimy...

Vanilla and nutty goodness; just a heads up- it’s a little slimy…

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…

Chia Gel

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Pour chia seeds, water, and vanilla extract into a jar with a lid. Shake well. Refrigerate until cold or until ready to enjoy.

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition note: Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber and contain calcium and omega 3s.
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