Chia. No Jokes, Please
Breakfast at Rancho Gordo Ingredient Spotlight Vegetarian>Vegan
I've been drinking chia water for some time. It's weird. The seeds are added to liquid and like oatmeal or flax, the exude a goo and it's supposed to be very healthy. In Mexico, it's normally a limeade plus the chia seeds and they go pretty light. I've asked some friends if there are health benefits to letting the water saturate the seeds. My instincts tell me yes, the seeds should rest in water for about 15 minutes before consumption but the answers I received were all over the map. Some said not to do this, others said it's better ground up and mixed into something else. I got a lot of suggestions for yogurt or pudding. I've tried them but I'm not trying to mask a healthy food into something else. I find the gooey seeds rather pleasant and just slightly sweet. I take a tall glass of water with two teaspoons of chia every morning now. I can't say I feel any real difference but I like it and who knows? If you have definitive information on the best way to eat chia, I'd be interested to know.