Chia seeds have were used by the ancient Incan soldiers during their long expeditions. Many of them would only consume 1 tsp in water. Chia seed forms a gelatin when placed in water which allows the body to remain hydrated for longer periods of time. This gelatin, which is actually soluble fiber within the seed,...

Recipe Directions

Place chia seed and flax seed into water and allow them to form the gel. Add the gel and other ingredients into a food processor and mix well. You may add some cinnamon and nutmeg if you wish.

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Chia seeds have were used by the ancient Incan soldiers during their long expeditions. Many of them would only consume 1 tsp in water. Chia seed forms a gelatin when placed in water which allows the body to remain hydrated for longer periods of time. This gelatin, which is actually soluble fiber within the seed, also soothes the bodys organs and creates a barrier between carbohydrates preventing spikes in blood sugar.Truly an awesome food.

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Hi Salba is just a patented name for white chia seeds. They are no better foryou than the black super seeds. This gel sounds really good I will try it myself. I normally make mine with Pomegranate juice this to is really nice before a run or any exercise. With the quality raw chia seeds from www.buychiaseeds.info always posted first class. Will report back after I try this power gel.

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That is just where I was going mshanti, my family and I have been raw for about 5 mos. I bike to work and I go to the bike store and see those horrible bike gels.....I was wondering if we could make one raw.....There may be a market for this!!!!! You should try it and remember on every package to give me a shout out!!! LOL!!!
Peace and Love to everyone!!!!

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hmmmm this sounds like an excellent alterative to those awful goos my hubby takes bicycleing......

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Its takes about a half an hour. The longer you let it sit the thicker the gel becomes.

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How long do you need to have the chia in water before it forms the gel? I'm just wondering if it's a 'night before' type of food.

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You are my hero!

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Kathryn, you can go here: http://www.sourcesalba.com/contact-us-sample.php to get free samples sent to you. If I remember correctly, I'm pretty sure they send you 3 tubes. Any other Canadians on here can get in on the deal too:) I wish it wasn't so expensive to actually buy:(

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I love the name of this recipe and I love chia puddings.
Yes Salba is chia seeds but I was told Salba is white because they have bred out all the dark seeds. Weird.

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I heard that Salba was the white chia seed from someone else here on the site. I have been making a tapioca pudding with chia lately and just love it. Never before did I even think about how they might be healthy or beneficial but they truly are a superfood!

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This sounds really good! Do you know is Salba (brand name) are chia seeds? I thought they were, and the girl at the natural store -said- they are, but she didn't seem too sure... and they've been very wrong about things like this before... Just wanted to double check!

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