Today's Weird Ingredient is:
Salvia hispanica is its botanical name. These seeds have been used by Native Central Americans for thousands of years. In some cultures, it was the second most important crop after corn. It has a high concentration of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They are more familiar to us as the beloved chia pet, but these tiny seeds are incredibly good and versatile.
To make the chia gel:
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 cups water
Mix the seeds with the water and leave 15 minutes.
Mix again and the seeds are ready to go!
Here is a little recipe for some kombucha chia seeds:
1 cup kombucha
1/3 cup chia seed gel
1 lemon wedge
Mix the seeds and kombucha together. Squeeze the lemon into the glass. Drink and enjoy!