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Old 12-23-2008, 04:39 PM   #1
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how to mix chia seeds

Have been searching for the right mixture on Chia seeds. Is it 1/4 cup chia seeds to 2 cups of water?
Would appreciate any information on how to make the gel from them.
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Old 12-23-2008, 06:45 PM   #2
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What are you wanting to do with them? I use them all the time, but I never put them in water. I mostly mix them in yogurt, along with various flavorings, extracts, sweeteners, pudding mixes, or whatever.

My favorite quantity is "some." I mix "some" chia seeds in "some" yogurt, wait to see what develops and add "some" more if necessary.

Sorry I couldn't be a lot more help to you, but I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish. Chia seeds on their own do not have a distinctive flavor.
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If you are talking about making chia gel, your ratio sounds about right. I have read anywhere from a 1 to 9 ratio to a 1 to 7 ratio chia seeds to water, Like Georgene, I use them whole. If the recipe is wet enough, they will dissolve so you can't taste them at all over time. If not, I grind them, and throw them in with the other ingredients. I am a big chia fan--just ordered 44 pounds!
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A suggestion, which I think works very well is 1/3 cup seeds to 2 cups water to make a very nice gel
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So what exactly are you doing with this gel? Just eating it plain, or mixing it with something????
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So what exactly are you doing with this gel? Just eating it plain, or mixing it with something????
Hi G:

I know that some folks use the chia gel in place of eggs in baked goods

Some add it to meatloaf if they are making it with particularly low fat meats (turkey, etc) to help keep things moist

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Hey, thanks, Retro! I am of limited imagination, at times. My bad....

Hope you have a Happy Holiday, however you celebrate!
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Thank you everyone for your answers.
I am just making up some gel to use with mayo,dressing and etc.
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using chia gel

Hi Everyone

I just found this info, I think people substitute chia gel for fat in recipes, or a tasteless thickener in cold sauces and dips




How to Use Chia Gel

Add this mixture up to equal parts by weight to sauces, drinks, yogurt, salad dressings, cream cheese (or cream cheese substitutes), jams, jellies, preserves, salsa, hot/cold cereals, yogurt, dips, puddings, soups, or other liquid or creamy foods. The gel won’t affect flavor, but definitely increases nutrtitional value.

I tried the recipe for the Chia Seed Flat Bread, it makes a fantastic bun or I can see sweetening it for pancakes.

I ordered a big bag of chia from the intenet and have been staring at it for months! these recipes are great

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