Healthy Gut Tonic with Chia

Healthy Gut Tonic with Chia

1 Review
From:, January 2018

When you're feeling backed-up, this high-fiber chia concoction can help make your bathroom routine smoother. The chia seeds form a gel-like consistency to help move digestion along easily, and the kick of cayenne pepper acts as an intestinal stimulant.

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  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water


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  1. Combine chia seeds, lemon juice and cayenne in a mug or glass; add water. Stir continuously until the chia seeds gel and become suspended throughout the water, 30 seconds or more.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 53 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 102 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 74 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 9 mg sodium; 56 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 fat

Reviews 1

August 02, 2019
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By: Charlotte Tressler
This is definitely a "hold your nose and take your medicine" concoction. I'd suggest using one teaspoon of chia seeds instead of a tablespoon if you're going to try it. Too much of a good thing, if you know what I mean. I stopped taking it after three days.
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