Chia seed gel

    15 min

    Chia seeds are a great source of fibre and protein. They expand in liquid, making you feel fuller. I like to mix the chia seeds with water in advance so I can add a teaspoon to porridge, smoothies, yoghurt or use as a thickener. This is just a general idea for using chia seeds - once you start to use them, you will know how much is right for you to use. This gel can be stored in the fridge and used for 3 weeks.

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    Makes: 20 tablespoons

    • 475ml water
    • 40g chia seeds

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:10min chilling  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Mix the chia seeds and water in a small jar with a tight lid. Shake for 15 seconds, then leave to settle for a minute. Shake for another 15 seconds; then store in the fridge until gelatinous, about 10 minutes.

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    Great directions for a general idea on chia gel. Once you start to consume this often all you have to do is eyeball it.  -  06 Aug 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent...thanks for this!  -  09 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A couple of tablespoons in my smoothie! Perfect!!!  -  29 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)