Chia Water is loaded with fiber, protein, and good for you fats, and now you can make it yourself with the help of your Pressure Cooker AKA Instant Pot.
Chia Water appears to be all the rage lately, but unfortunately it is also outrageously expensive! In a desperate attempt to get my husband to stop drinking energy drinks, I kept my mouth shut when he started buying $4 bottles of chia water.
But never again! I’m taking that $120 a month and buying me new kitchen toys, because with the help of my favorite kitchen appliance, we all can now make our own Pressure Cooker Chia Water!
If your drawing a blank right now on what chia seeds are, let me catch you up.
Chia seeds are a powerhouse in a tiny package.
They are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and protein and help to keep you full and energized for a LONG time. My kids never ask me for snacks when we have steel cut oats with chia seeds for breakfast!
They are also great for digestion and keep things moving, oh so smoothly. I’ll refrain from diving into that point any further, because this is a food blog and I’m not supposed to ruin appetites 😜
Pressure Cooker Chia Water is amazingly easy and I’m kicking myself that it took me this long to think of it.
Just pick out a flavor of Pressure Cooker Infused Water (or one from this Fall edition of Infused Water or Holiday Edition), strain out your fruit, add chia seeds to the piping hot flavored water, then let it sit until the chia seeds expand and create a clear, gel like appearance around them.
Chill it in the refrigerator and voila! You have a quart of Pressure Cooker Chia Water for a fraction of the price of store-bought! Shake it up, pour you a glass, and enjoy it with a cute straw. My husband says the straw is completely unnecessary though. So if you want to listen to the guy who thinks pineapple on pizza is a sin, then go ahead and omit the straw 😉
Last tip: store-bought Chia Water is typically loaded with sugar. You can leave your homemade version completely unsweetened, or like my husband and kids prefer, add just a bit of honey, maple syrup, or sugar to sweeten it up a bit.
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Pressure Cooker Chia Water
Pressure Cooker Chia Water is loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and protein and now is homemade and actually affordable
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4- 5 cups
- Prepare Infused Water as instructed here or here
- After releasing pressure, strain fruit from the water. Place water back into pressure cooker pot and add chia seeds and sweetener, if using. Give it a good stir, then place the lid back on the pressure cooker for 10 minutes.
- Let cool slightly, then pour into a quart size mason jar and top with a cap and ring or a pourable lid.
- Place in the refrigerator until cold then serve.
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