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Chia Gel

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"A high-energy gel used by the Aztecs to run great distances. This gel can be stored and used for 3 weeks."
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15 m servings 0
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. Mix the Chia seeds and water in a small, sealable jar. Shake for 15 seconds and rest 1 minute. Shake another 15 seconds and refrigerate until gelatinous, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 0 calories; 0 0 0 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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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.

Excellent...thanks for this!

A couple of tablespoons in my smoothie! Perfect!!!

thanks! I use this all the time now, I just did some with orange juice so it's quick and easy to put in baked goods and smoothies! :)

Amazing and simple! Put some in my morning yogurt and it gives it the consistency of tapioca pudding. Thank you for sharing!

I love to add a couple of tablespoons to juice. I have a question how long will this gel keep in the refrigerator?

I add it to my Greek yogurt and morning smoothies.

I love it this recipe. I mix my raw honey and wheat grass juice with it and take it by the spoonful. It is so much fun to eat this way. For my children I use natural fruit juice they like the di...

Nice gel! Wasn’t sure of the correct water to chia seed ratio but this turned out great. I add 2 Tbsp. gel to my yogurt every day to increase my intake of omega 3’s!