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Can you put chia seeds in smoothies? I already put about a tablespoon of flax in my smoothies each morning but I just purchased chia seeds on Amazon and I can't wait to find lots of things to do with them!
What are some of the things you do with chia seeds?
Chocolate Chia Crackers
Yield 1 tray (quantity depends on size you cut)
1 cup chia seeds
2 cups water
Juice of 1 orange
1 apple, cored & chopped
1/4 cup raw chocolate powder
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
6 dates, pitted
dash sea salt
Soak your chia seeds for 30 minutes in a large bowl with 1 1/2 cups of the water. Blend the remaining ingredients (including the remaining 1/2 cup of water) together. Add the blended mixture to the bowl with soaked chia seeds and stir to mix. Break up any chia seed clumps with your rubber spatula or spoon. Let the mixture sit (as is) for 15-30 minutes.
Spread the mixture on a dehydrator tray lined with a non-stick paraflex sheet and score to desired size. (For a thinner cracker, divide between two trays.) Dehydrate at 135 degrees for 60 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 105 degrees and dehydrate another 6-8 hours. Flip crackers onto another tray without a paraflex sheet and peel off the paraflex sheet being used. Dehydrate another 6-10 hours, or until you reach your desired dryness.
So in love with Chia! The market I work at has some drinks called "Mamma Chia" that are delicious, so I began making something similar at home with my own juice. I love coming up with different combinations of juice to soak them in and then I just drink the gel. Yum :P
I love a bread/cracker recipe that I found. It incorporates juicer pulp, flax meal and chia seeds, plus other things. Even my dog loves it broken into pieces for snack treats.
GT's synergy kombucha makes a Black Chia that is to die for!