View Full Version : how do you eat your chia
08-12-2008, 09:41 AM
I bought some chia seeds, and the only thing I know to do with them is to soak them and add them to smoothies.....I know there are other ways to eat them.
08-12-2008, 09:55 AM
The only thing I've ever done with them is this:
And it's DELICIOUS!!!
08-12-2008, 10:10 AM
I make a pudding similar to the recipe above and I don't soak them before I put them in smoothies.
My tip about the pudding--it's best within 12-24 hrs of making. I made too much one morning, ate some that night--yummy. But the next night, it had very little flavor and the seeds were sorta gummy and weird. It only takes 30 minutes to set up and you can eat it right then!
08-12-2008, 10:14 AM
Thanks to our Aleesha, I soak 'em and every morning take about 4 tablespoons of them straight up. Love 'em!
08-12-2008, 10:31 AM
Here's a post I made yesterday:
"I made a wonderful chia seed "cereal" this morning. I put a tablespoon of the seeds in a bowl. I added 1-2 tablespoons of dried coconut, dried mulberries, and soaked sunflower seeds. Then I chopped 10 almonds and added them. I put in about a half of a cup of slightly warm water,stirred, and let it all sit for 15 or 20 minutes. I admit I added a tiny drizzle of agave syrup on top , and then I ate it. I found it to be very satisfying and delicious! You could change it up depending on the foods you have around."
08-12-2008, 12:46 PM
I tried the coconut raisin chia pudding and LOVED it!! I was scared I would not like the texture, but it was like tapioca pudding (I THINK I've had it before) and it was sweet enough without the agave....I also did not have any vanilla....I used a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. YUUMY!
Next I'm going to try it with the sunflower seeds, almonds, etc. like mentioned before. I love the texture, and I feel great after eating it!!
Thanks for posting!!
08-12-2008, 07:44 PM
Can't you sprout them? "Cause I am trying to right now...:o
08-12-2008, 08:22 PM
I just gel them and eat them with a spoon.
My son's dentist actually suggested to add it to ketchup and things like that to add benefits. I don't eat the commercial kind anymore, but I'm pretty sure you can add it to home-made ketchup, mayos and such. Apparently, chia can give volume and texture without watering down the flavor at all.
I'm going to try that pudding as soon as Gone Raw comes back up.
08-12-2008, 11:17 PM
I made it... And I think it must be the sesame seeds! Might have caused it to be too strong.. And it's a shame bc I have a ton of sesame seeds! :(
Ingredients• ¼ cup Sesame seeds, Grind in coffee grinder • 1 cup Water • Sweetener to taste (we used honey) • 2 teaspoons Vanilla • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • [ cup Chia Seeds PreparationAdd ground sesame seeds, water, sweetener, vanilla and cinnamon to blender and blend well. Pour contents of blender into strainer over bowl. Add 1/8 cup Chia Seeds and stir. Put in fridge and take it out to stir every 10 minutes or so until the Chia Seeds have finished releasing their yummy gooey goodness. It shouldn’t take longer than 1/2 an hour to be fully
08-13-2008, 12:12 PM
EEWWW, I bet it was the sesame seeds. How much chia did you put in? Your post didn't really say. Maybe if you added more liquid and honey?? I hate that. I ate the coconut one again, for the last 2 days. I think I'm going to pre-package, in sandwich baggies, (for our camping trip this next coming week) the serving of chia, coconut, seasonings, raisins and even some chopped nuts, and just know that when I'm ready to make it, add 1/2 cup of mylk!! This will make such a lovely "cereal" with lots of good benefits!! So easy, and this will mean that I don't actually have to "do" anything to get ready for breakfast in the morning!!
You gotta love that!!
08-13-2008, 12:53 PM
Can't you sprout them? "Cause I am trying to right now...:o
You just soak them. And they soak up A LOT of water...
08-14-2008, 11:39 PM
I just stick a tablespoon and a half of these in with my green smoothies - no pre-soaking, along with a tablespoon and a half of hemp protein. This makes such a great pre-workout drink I can't tell you!
08-15-2008, 07:31 AM
Well, I pour about 3-4 tablespoons into my green smoothie. But first thing after I wake up - take my "girls" out, and brush my teeth and all, I "drink" from my canning jar about 2 tablespoons and then down about a quart of water.
I love these little bladders of water!!!
08-16-2008, 11:27 AM
I wish I jotted down where I found this recipe.....somewhere online. We like it pretty good and have been making it often lately. It makes a lot. I absolutely don't use the butterscotch flavoring. Have no idea what could give it that flavor, but we just do without and it tastes great.
Chia Pudding (Raw Tapioca)
1 cup Chia Seeds
1 cup total combined raw nuts:
almonds or pistachios, walnuts & macadamias OR Walnuts/cashews
1/4 cup of organic shredded coconut or 1 tablespoon
-- of lecithin
1/2 plus cups of agave nectar (stevia
-- or maple syrup can be used)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbs of butterscotch flavoring (optional)
pinch of good Salt (sea, celtic, redmond’s,
-- red salt, etc.)
1. Place the nuts in a bowl and cover with good filtered water for 1-4
2. Put the chia seeds in a large mixing bowl (it must be able to hold 8-10
cups) and pour 6 cups of good filtered water over the seeds, and stir with a
wire whisk. Stir a second time in another 15 minutes. This keeps the seeds
3. After the nuts have soaked (referred to as activating), drain off the
water, put the nuts in a blender along with the coconut, agave nectar,
Vanilla, Cinnamon and salt. Add one cup of filtered water to the blender,
and whirl on high for a couple of minutes until everything is a smooth milky
4. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the chia seeds and whisk until
blended. And it is done!
5. Store in a glass jar in the frig.
Cooking Tip: I eat it for breakfast with sliced banana, or as a quick snack.
Also if you know anyone with cancer or any other illness, this helps them
with more strength during their challenge; remember chia seeds are gentle on
the stomach, high in protein and easy to digest. Add a tablespoon of the gel
to baby food. Babies love it. Just make is part of you and your family’s
daily staple. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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