Makes 20 1-Tbs. Servings
Use chia gel to thicken sauces, soups, dips, dressings, and other recipes without altering their taste
- 1 cup cool water
- 1¾ Tbs. chia seeds
- Mix ingredients together in sealable container with whisk, and let stand 4 minutes. Whisk again, and let stand 10 minutes more.
- Whisk again, seal, and store in refrigerator for up to two weeks. Adjust amount of chia seeds as desired for thicker or thinner consistency.
WEIGHT LOSS TIP: To curb appetite, mix 1 Tbs. of chia gel with room-temperature water, and drink either before a meal or when hunger strikes between meals. If you prefer, flavor it with fresh lemon, lime, and/or stevia.
DESSERT TIP: Substitute almond, hemp, or other milk for water in gel recipe, and add dried fruit, shaved chocolate, and/or a natural sweetener.
BEAUTY TIP: For glowing skin, use 2—3 Tbs. of chia gel as a face mask. Apply to clean skin, let sit for 15—30 minutes, and remove with a warm, moist washcloth.
PET FOOD TIP: Thoroughly mix chia gel into canned pet food—1 Tbs. per serving for dogs; 1 tsp. per serving for cats.
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