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Chia seeds

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Motherhen2014, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Also sell them, too.

    I like them best soaked for a few hours (minimum 4 hours) in unsweetened Almond milk then add some vanilla and some unsweetened coconut cream. Stir lots. Tastes quite a lot like rice pudding.
     
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    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    I find most cost effective way is to buy big bags online - I use chia seeds a lot!
    https://www.realfoodsource.com/prod...ekLHPpnbyftcLmUJ2axzvqvhqNttEXXUaAqenEALw_wcB
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/White-Chia...d=1548325549&sr=8-8&keywords=white+chia+seeds
    The white ones look better in jams / puddings as they are not so visible, although they taste the same
     
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  3. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    You would have just loved 1950's school dinners then...
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I did. Well 1960s but they were similar. That’s probably where I got it from. Also my mother did a lot of that stuff. And steamed puddings too. All home made.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I was being sarcastic mate. :D
     
  7. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    Yes I know but it’s probably true. :D
     
  8. BrianTheElder

    BrianTheElder Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I make my own breakfast 'muesli' with chopped mixed nuts, chia seeds, milled flaxseed and desiccated coconut. I have it with unsweetened almond milk, but I only let the mix stand for 10mins before eating. I find nothing wrong with the texture of the chia seeds as I like it crunchy anyway. What puzzles me is that a lot of people seem to want softened chia seeds. Is there a problem with eating them raw, are they actually bad for you?
     
  9. Motherhen2014

    Motherhen2014 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My receipe says to use one tablespoon of chia seeds to make a cherry pudding and bring to boil so it is obviously as I was going to ask in warm water. I have to use tinned cherries as couldn’t find frozen ones.But I will give Chia seeds a go and will let you know how I get on.
    Thank you so much for all your help everyone.
     
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    Motherhen2014 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you I am off to lidle next week.
     
  11. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Sainsbury do the best frozen cherries. You can use chia with any temperature water (or other liquid). I use chilled bottled water straight from the fridge.
     
  12. Motherhen2014

    Motherhen2014 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Chook I went to Sainsbury’s and the person on freezers said they don’t do them I did look around but couldn’t find any.
    This was in Charlton London one.
     
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    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Motherhen2014 tescos have frozen cherries most of the while
     
  14. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I just bought some Chia seeds today for the first time. From Aldi.

    I will try and use them at the weekend. I shall put some in some milk and see what happens.
     
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    They are in with the other frozen fruit (for smoothies). I'm near Doncaster and bought three lots today (Mr Chook loves them as they aren't the sour kind).
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    As far as I'm concerned chia tastes of nothing so need flavour added to them so ordinary milk might not it be the answer. I like them with vanilla or almond and especially with banana Crusha No Added Sugar milkshake stuff (i really miss the flavour of banana).
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are there any advantages from eating chia seeds. I did buy some but when I read they can swell in the stomach and cause a blockage I threw them away
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    I haven't had a blockage yet but i only eat them when I'm slightly constipated. I find a couple of days of eating 25g of chia seeds per day (plus a couple of litres of fluids) sorts everything out.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I am going to try milk and then add either sweetner (not sugar) or jam made without sugar.
     
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    #40 Listlad, Jan 25, 2019 at 9:45 PM
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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