Basic Chia Gel

Date: August 6, 2012 Author: Mary Luciano Categories: Raw Nutrition | Real Recipes

If you haven't heard about chia seeds well let me introduce you: Chia seeds are the richest plant based source of Omega 3, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants.

A staple in my kitchen this complete Superfood is very versital and can be used to thicken smoothies, make breads, crackers and  puddings.

Chia seeds are also a favorite among athletes. Several studies with long distance runners and triathletes have shown superior performance in the groups that ate chia seeds over the groups that did not.


1/3 cups chia seeds
2 cups water


Add 1/3 cup chia seeds to 2 cups water. You can modify this ratio to suit your recipe requirement however this is the basic ratio used. Place chia and water in a sealed container and shake every 5 to 10 min. The Chia Gel will be fully formed within 20 to 30 minutes. The Chia gel can then be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Photo:The Chia Co




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