In this article, we're going to answer your questions about chia seeds. You'll learn about the taste and interesting texture as well as how to use them for in your recipes.
Let's get started...
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Can You Eat Chia Seeds By Themselves?
If you like, you can add a scoop of dry chia seeds to a salad or on top of your lunch plate, but if there's any moisture in your meal, the seeds may start turning to jelly.
This is what makes chia seeds so perfect for thickened beverages, desserts and sauces. Even soaked chia seeds retain some crunch if that's the texture you're going for.
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How to Drink Chia Seeds
There are those who simply throw a scoop of chia seeds in tea or even water, but the most fun ways to drink chia seeds involve smoothie ingredients.
All you need to do is let the chia seeds soak in water or vegan milk (whatever you'd put in your smoothies) for 20 to 30 minutes, until they gel. Then blend this mixture up with your fruits and favorite fixings and enjoy a super thick, rich smoothie.
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What to Put Chia Seeds In
We'll show you some of the ingenious ways people are using chia seeds to recreate the classics, from jam for your morning toast to vegan pudding.