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#6241503 - 03/30/16 09:40 AM Chia Seeds
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Anyone else eat/drink them?

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#6241567 - 03/30/16 10:35 AM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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I used to put them in my morning shakes

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#6242265 - 03/30/16 07:29 PM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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I use Chia and Flax in my protein shakes
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#6242277 - 03/30/16 07:40 PM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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ive got a chia pet my brother gave me for christmas years ago that blooms into obama roflmao

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#6242412 - 03/30/16 09:09 PM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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What's the point of chia seeds?
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#6242590 - 03/31/16 06:48 AM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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I'm eating some right now. I put them in a fiber mix breakfast. One tbsp has 5g carbs but 4g fiber. Helps me stay regular.

If interested, I put in a spoon of splenda/stevia, 2 spoons of chia seeds, 4 spoons of ground flax seeds, and 2 spoons of unsweetened coconut. Add heavy whipping cream to give it thickness and cinnamon to taste. It tastes like Cracklin' Oat Bran cereal but is healthy.
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#6242687 - 03/31/16 08:10 AM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: KWood_TSU]
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Originally Posted By: KWood_TSU
What's the point of chia seeds?


They turn this: flush

Into this: banana

grin

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#6242701 - 03/31/16 08:16 AM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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Like RSTX said, for their size they're loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

They absorb about 10-12x their weight in water too, so they're really good at keeping you and your innards hydrated - assuming you soak them in water before consuming. I usually soak a heaping tablespoon in water overnight then add the gel to my morning shake blend.

I've personally found that eating them dry can dehydrate me and lead to constipation (unless I drink a stupid amounts of water with them and throughout the day).

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#6242705 - 03/31/16 08:18 AM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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Oh yeah and they're dirt cheap too. Costco has 32oz packages for about 8 bucks. Quality is good and way cheaper than anywhere else I've found.

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#6242998 - 03/31/16 12:04 PM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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Interesting...I did not know about soaking them. I'll give that a try. Good info!
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#6252937 - 04/09/16 02:53 AM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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I make low sugar, no pectin jelly with them

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#6265117 - 04/18/16 10:23 AM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: HMK]
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I make low sugar, no pectin jelly with them


Oh yeah? Mind sharing the recipe? We're loaded with frozen berries from last summer - been trying to decide what to do with them.

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#6265181 - 04/18/16 10:53 AM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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#6265471 - 04/18/16 02:09 PM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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Originally Posted By: MeanGreen85
Originally Posted By: HMK
I make low sugar, no pectin jelly with them


Oh yeah? Mind sharing the recipe? We're loaded with frozen berries from last summer - been trying to decide what to do with them.



Absolutely. I did a little tutorial a few months back. Here's the link.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/5917204/Searchpage/1/Main/476922/Words/Chia+Seed+Jelly/Search/true/Re:_Easy_Jelly#Post5917204

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#6265481 - 04/18/16 02:18 PM Re: Chia Seeds [Re: MeanGreen85]
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I dunno why it's not letting me link my thread. The thread title was called easy jelly.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/5917204/Searchpage/1/Main/476922/Words/Chia+Seed+Jelly/Search/true/Re:_Easy_Jelly#Post5917204

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