Chia Java Energy Gel

Chia Java Energy Gel

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Put your extra brewed coffee to good use! Quick and easy homemade energy gel for on the go. Each 2oz serving has approx 64mg caffeine (the same as a a whole cup of coffee!)
Course Drinks, Snack
Servings 1
Prep Time 10 minutes
Soak Time 15 minutes


  • ¼ cup brewed coffee
  • ½ tsp instant coffee or finely ground coffee beans - see notes
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • ¾ tsp sugar, honey, or agave syrup


  • 1. Combine instant coffee (or grounds) and sugar/sweetener of choice in a bowl. Pour in brewed coffee. Stir until sugar/sweetener has dissolved.
  • 2. Add chia seeds. Stir and let sit for at least 15 minutes (a gelatinous mixture will form).


  • Using fine coffee grounds results in a bolder, more bitter coffee taste…but has a slight grainy texture... BUT it has more caffeine. Pick your battles I guess. 
  • You can make more than 1 serving at once: each serving is 1/4 cup/2 oz. of finished gel. 
  • I like to pack single servings in 2 oz. GoToobs. Perfect size, packable and has a wide mouth/easy to fill. 
  • Store gel in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Serving: 1gCalories: 43kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1.1mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g
Keywords: energy gel

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Storage Guidelines:

  • Keep stored in a sealable bag or container
  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week
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