This quick chia gel recipe is the perfect base for all of your DIY chia seed drinks! Keep reading to see how to make chia gel the easy way with just two ingredients.
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Chia gel makes the perfect base for chia seed drinks. And it’s so simple to make! All you need is water and chia seeds.
You know those delicious Mamma Chia drinks you can get at the supermarket? Well, you can actually make your own at home for a fraction of the cost using a base of chia gel and adding fruit juice for flavor.
Once you know how to make chia gel, the sky is the limit for your chia seed drinks. You can make endless flavor combinations with different juices, and you can even add other beverages like tea or kombucha to keep things fresh.
If you’re new to chia seed drinks, you should definitely try my super popular Copycat Mamma Chia Drink. It’s undeniably delicious, and it’s a fantastic place to start when you’ve never made your own chia drinks before.
I’ll warn you though, chia seed drinks are addicting!
Not only are they delicious and fun to drink, but they also keep you full from all the fiber in the chia seeds. So if you’re like me and need your chia drink fix every single day then you’ll want to make a big batch of chia gel and use it all throughout the week to make your fun chia drinks.
Alright, are you ready for the super easy chia gel recipe??
- 1 cup filtered water
- 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
- Add the water and chia seeds to a quart mason jar. Stir well with a whisk to get all the seeds wet.
- Let stand for 10 minutes or until the chia seeds form a thick gel, whisking every couple minutes to prevent clumps from forming.
- You can immediately use the gel to make a chia seed drink or you can cover the jar with a lid and refrigerate it to use later. It will last covered in the refrigerator for about two weeks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 6gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
The calorie count for this recipe is approximate and should only be used for informational purposes.
Reasons to Love Chia SEeds
I’m a huge fan of chia seeds. They were an integral part of me overcoming my chronic irritable bowel syndrome (you can read about how chia seeds helped my IBS in this post), and they’re just plain fun to eat when you mix them with a sweet, fruity juice.
But more than that, chia seeds contain a powerhouse of nutrients that make them a superfood.
Just two tablespoons of chia seeds contain:
- 11 grams of fiber
- 4 grams of plant-based protein
- 5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids
Beyond that, chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients such as calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus, among others. (Source)
These little guys are impressive, to say the least!
More Ways to Use Chia Gel
You can use chia gel for more than just chia seed drinks. Here are some other ideas for using chia gel:
- Add a couple tablespoons of chia gel to your morning smoothie or oatmeal for an extra fiber boost.
- Use chia gel as a plant-based egg replacement in recipes. Use two tablespoons of gel to replace one egg.
Final Thoughts on How to MAke Chia Gel
Now you know how to make a quick chia gel with just two ingredients! All it takes is 10 minutes and some frequent stirring to get the perfect gel consistency so you can make endless chia seed drinks.
When you make this recipe, let me know how it turns out by leaving a comment below!
Other Recipes You May Enjoy
- Easy Fruity Chia Drink (Copycat Mamma Chia Drink Recipe)
- Sweet Berry Oatmeal
- Sinfully Delicious Healthy Chocolate Smoothie
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