I soak 3 TBL of chia seeds in 1 cup of water in a quart-sized mason jar. I do this at night while I am getting ready for bed for between 1/2 hour and an hour. I stir the chia seeds occasionally. The chia seeds will begin to soak in the water and gel up. I cover the jar and refrigerate it over night. I also chill a bottle of sugar-free Vitamin Water or Sobe. I get the ones sweetened with erythritol and stevia. The next day, when we are ready to drink it, I pour the cold drink into the cold hydrated chia seeds and stir. I add a pinch of stevia and 2 drops of lemon essential oil. This is optional. I just like a bit more flavor since I diluted the drink with a cup of water with chia seeds. This makes two 2-cup servings. It is a natural energy drink; we love the interesting texture it gives. My sister Catherine loves it and has a hard time drinking her Vitamin Water any other way!
People who do not like gelatinous things, like gelatin or tapioca, may not like chia seeds.