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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 nutritional value.
That is, use 2 cups water for every 1/3 cup chia seeds. This makes a 9:1 ratio (water to seed), which is an ideal ratio for a basic chia gel. You can experiment with using more or less water, depending on your preference, or the consistency of the food item to which you’re adding it.
More Benefits of Chia Gel!
Chia’s hydrophilic structure holds water, so when mixed with foods (e.g., sauces), it displaces calories and fats without compromising flavor. Chia gel is therefore also a great replacement for fats in baked goods.
Tip for Blood Sugar Regulation: For individuals having diabetes or anyone desiring to stabilize blood sugar levels, research suggests taking 3 tablespoons of chia gel with each meal for an optimal slowing of the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar, as well as providing better assimilation of the foods you eat.