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After reading a thread in the archives about chia seed I have a question. The following quote comes from a link in that thread.
Like flax, chia seeds are highly hydrophilic, with the ability to hold about twelve times as much water as their own weight. Thus, one of the best uses of chia seeds is to convert them into chia gel. To do this you add 1/3 cup of seeds to 2 cups of water, stir well to break up any clumps, and let sit in your refrigerator for about twelve hours. (It will gel in less than an hour, but the additional soaking increases the nutritional impact of the gel.)
So the question: Has anyone mixed chia with fruit juice to make jello?
Crazy Healer Lady
12-18-2006, 10:25 PM
Sounds interesting! Have never tried it, but I sure will!
12-18-2006, 11:07 PM
Where do you buy chia
12-18-2006, 11:36 PM
When I read those descriptions it sounded like you'd end up with a clear gel. In reality what happens is that the coating on the chia soaks up something like 20x it's weight in water. Sort of like flax soaking up water. So you can end up with a jelly, however there are heaps of little seeds. Different than I imagined but still delicious. You can hydrate the seeds in water, add a little agave and it's yummy!
Not many shops have it yet however you can order online.
02-10-2008, 09:00 PM
Couldnt you use finely milled chia seeds? That way you arent stuck with a bunch of seeds.
02-10-2008, 10:25 PM
i make jello-y stuff out of whole juiced lemons (with peel) or limes.
02-10-2008, 10:33 PM
mmm sounds yummy!
02-11-2008, 11:30 AM
Also blueberries jell up when you blend them and let them sit in the fridge for a while.
02-11-2008, 12:17 PM
I thought this sounded like an interesting and yummy thing to do with chia seeds: http://www.goneraw.com/recipes/2229-Warming-Chia-pudding
02-11-2008, 03:26 PM
chia seeds online, but I find mine at health food store. Been a long time since I bought any, but may try calling a large health food store.
02-11-2008, 03:27 PM
I think I bought them out of jars, in bulk area--buy what you wish.
02-11-2008, 04:36 PM
i make a chia seed pudding in basically the same manner as the Gone Raw recipe. i pour about 3 times as much sweetened almond milk over chia seeds and stir well with a whisk to break up clumps and get a smooth mixture. the seeds absorb the liquid in about half an hour. you may need to add a bit more liquid if the mixture gets too thick. you could add any blended fruits or spices to change the flavor.
at first, i tried soaking the seeds in water and then adding the nut milk and other ingredients but i got a better result soaking the seeds directly in the nut milk.
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