Chia Seeds or Chia Gel

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Dan K.
Joined: 2/23/2013

I just bought the Nutribullet and love it. I am going to get some Chia seeds. I was woundering when using the Nutribullet is it better just to add the amount of seeds you want to use or make a chia gel and use that? Thank you.

You can do either. I just toss them right in without soaking them first. If you do it this way, just note that your NutriBlast will thicken up as it sits. Chia seeds can absorb 9x their weight in water.
dekelsey61 wrote:

I just bought the Nutribullet and love it. I am going to get some Chia seeds. I was woundering when using the Nutribullet is it better just to add the amount of seeds you want to use or make a chia gel and use that? Thank you.

I would try both and see what one I like better. It is really up to you since it is derived from the same plant. Let us know what you like best!
Thank you everyone. I decided just to put the seeds in with everything else I use and then mix with the Nutribullet. It thickens up just fine and getting the health benefits from the seeds.
You want to soak seeds any seeds that matter before you use them, it makes the nutrition more available compared to when it still has its coating around it and that coating actually makes your drink less worth it as it binds the minerals and doesn't let you absorb them.
Dhtw16 wrote: You want to soak seeds any seeds that matter before you use them, it makes the nutrition more available compared to when it still has its coating around it and that coating actually makes your drink less worth it as it binds the minerals and doesn't let you absorb them.
Dhtw16...if NutriBlasting, the soaking would not matter since the blade pulverizes it to break it down into its most usable form! Therefore, soaking or not is fine if combining in your NutriBlast. A reason for soaking (when not Blasting) is to break down starches to make more easily digestible and Nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances found in nuts, grains, and seed can be minimized or eliminated by soaking. http://foodmatters.tv/articles-1/the-benefits-of-soaking-nuts-and-seeds These inhibitors are also disrupted when the food is mechanically altered as it is when NutriBlasted. This study here shows that chia seed digestibility was enhanced when ground. http://www.medigraphic.com/pdfs/revsalpubnut/spn-2008/spn081e.pdf
I haven't used Chia Seeds AS of yet, but I'm using organic Golden Flax Seeds. I don't soaks them, but what I've done is to take 1 cup of seeds and add one 3 inch stick of cinnamon broken up to the small cup and use the milling blade to turn them into a awesome power which I add 1 TB of it into all my blast. I'm VERY new at this nutribullet thang... But I love it and I truly feel that it is the answer to a lot of my health issues.
BadHealth wrote: I haven't used Chia Seeds AS of yet, but I'm using organic Golden Flax Seeds. I don't soaks them, but what I've done is to take 1 cup of seeds and add one 3 inch stick of cinnamon broken up to the small cup and use the milling blade to turn them into a awesome power which I add 1 TB of it into all my blast. I'm VERY new at this nutribullet thang... But I love it and I truly feel that it is the answer to a lot of my health issues.
What a great idea! Just be sure to store your leftover powder in the fridge in a sealed container so the oils from the flax don't go rancid. For someone who is new to this, you seem to be picking it up quite nicely :)