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Chia seeds

tae082tae082 Posts: 537Registered Users
Do any of you eat these and if so how?

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  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    I put them in my fruit smoothies.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    I have had these in smoothies. I have also had them where you put a 1/2 cup of seeds in a big cup of water with lime and sugar in it. You let the seeds sit until they get the gel around them (about 20 min.), then drink. It has a funny texture to it, but I kind of like it.
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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Posts: 827Registered Users
    -Smoothies
    -Chocolate Chia pudding
    -Chia eggs (if you want to make something vegan)
    -Overnight oatmeal
    -Chili (to thicken, if you'd like)

    People also use them as energy gel, like for marathons and such. Chia seeds act like flaxseeds in that they're good binders for cooking (chia seed hair gel anyone???)
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Here's one of the old threads on chia seeds http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/all-natural-hair-care/67073-chia-pet-seeds.html Big problem straining them for hair gel.
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  • tae082tae082 Posts: 537Registered Users
    SaraNoH wrote: »
    -Smoothies
    -Chocolate Chia pudding
    -Chia eggs (if you want to make something vegan)
    -Overnight oatmeal
    -Chili (to thicken, if you'd like)

    People also use them as energy gel, like for marathons and such. Chia seeds act like flaxseeds in that they're good binders for cooking (chia seed hair gel anyone???)

    Chia eggs that sounds interesting
  • alsaxonalsaxon Posts: 734Registered Users
    tae082 wrote: »
    Do any of you eat these and if so how?


    I love these! You can eat them pretty much any way you want. They are small and tasteless with lots of crunch factor. So far I add them to salads, oatmeal and yogurt. A friend of mine drinks them in her water. You can add them to veggie or fruit smoothies as well. People even bake with them. The sky's the limit.
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  • webjockeywebjockey Posts: 2,786Registered Users
    I don't like them when the get all jelly-like. I eat them crunchy as a topping in yogurt, ice cream or other sweet things.
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  • anagrayanagray Posts: 12Registered Users
    I just put them on top of whatever I'm eating... Just a little spoonful
  • GroYoFroGroYoFro Posts: 237Registered Users
    my step mom bought some this week - $10 for a small bag that you can hold in the palm of your hand.... I said "wow" .... are chia seeds worth the high price??
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  • fonkifonki Posts: 353Registered Users
    On my muesli every morning
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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users
    I thicken things with it - I made a chia seed gravy for shepherd's pie recently.

    My daughter likes smoothies, so I usually take a jar, put some chia seeds in with almond milk and shake. The next morning I use that to blend with her fruit and veggies.

    I plan to try it as a binder in meatballs instead of egg.
  • sloka25sloka25 Posts: 78Registered Users
    I like them in smoothies. Growing up in India, my Mum would make what we called "rose milk" (rose syrup in cold milk) and she would top it with soaked chia seeds. We drank this in the summer. I have a recipe for a triple berry orange chia seed smoothie on my blog : /home/leaving?target=https%3A%2F%2Fthewellbeingrevolutionblog.wordpress.com%2F2016%2F02%2F08%2Fvery-berry-vegan-smoothie%2F" class="Popup

    I find the chia seeds to work well in this particular recipe because it is similar to the berry seeds. I put about 1/2 tsp of unsoaked chia seeds on my oatmeal as well (there is a flax seed oatmeal recipe topped with chia seeds on my blog under the "Breakfast tab").