Nourish | September 12, 2012
Chia Energy Gel
Got a tough training schedule? Have kids playing in competitive sports and hoping to find better hydration than Gatorade? Consider making this homemade chia energy gel to keep full, hydrated and performing at optimum levels.
Chia seeds are praised for their ability to keep you full and hydrated, long after you’ve slurped them down. Their liquid absorbing property encourages a slower release of fluid into your system, keeping precious liquids doing their job for longer. Pair that quality with the amazing hydration quality of coconut water, a little salt for electrolyte rebalance and a touch of honey for a quick energy boost and you’ve got a perfect, healthy and economical energy gel!
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours 5 min
Chia seeds: 1 tablespoon
Coconut water: 1/2 cup
Honey: 1 tablespoon
Salt : 1 Pinch
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
Place in the refrigerator overnight.
Keep cool until ready to use for best flavor and texture. You may also put the gel in a plastic bag for on-the-go use. Just make sure to use with in a few hours.
Published By Chosen Foods, originally published