Monday, March 19, 2012


I have been eating chia gel lately and really loving it. I have always liked tapioca and this pudding/gel has a similar consistency, but without the gluten. And so easy! A batch can be made and kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Chia is naturally delicious and nutritious and supply whole food nutrition to your diet. Chia seeds contain highly concentrated amounts of essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, a source of protein, dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

A diet rich in fibre will help curb your appetite, balance blood sugar levels, prevent constipation, improve gastrointestinal health and reduce the risk of coronary disease.

Soak 1/4 cup chia in 1 cup almond or hemp milk or fruit juice (you can use water but it is not as flavourful)
Stir, let rest for 10 minutes, stir again and then it should rest for 30 minutes of longer. Once gelled you can add fruit (raspberries are especially delicious, bananas too) along with chopped nuts.

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