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.

Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2018


Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

53 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; dietary fiber 3.7g 15% DV; sugars 0.1g; fat 3.3g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; vitamin a iu 101.8IU 2% DV; vitamin c 1.9mg 3% DV; folate 5.9mcg 2% DV; calcium 74.4mg 7% DV; iron 0.8mg 5% DV; magnesium 38.3mg 14% DV; potassium 55.5mg 2% DV; sodium 8.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.

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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. Read More