Chia seeds were originally cultivated by an ancient Aztecs, the seeds are still used in Mexico as described and popularized in a book Born to Run by Chris McDougall.
I found Chia seeds at Whole Foods on Cambie, Capers on W. 4th and Choices on W. 16th.
Bob's Red Mill brand seems to offer the best value, $9.99 for a 450g.
Chia seeds provide a great source of fats, proteins and fiber.
- Add 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds to 10 oz of water. I'm using Classico Pasta sauce jar as it has an engraved scale in ounces to make measurement easier
- Stir and wait 3 minutes
- Stir again and wait for another 3 minutes
- After approximately 6 minutes, the seeds will form a gel
- Add 2 tablespoons of lime juice or 2-4 oz of sports drink
- Shake well and serve