Wednesday, June 5, 2013

drink this: homemade chia seed drink.

Chia seeds are the tiniest (cutest!) little seeds and they are so amazingly good for you. Here's what they're packin':
  • Antioxidants (tons!)
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Omega 3s
Plus, they're also very detoxifying (great for the liver and the immune system) and they have a looooong shelf life. Yay! I'm blown away by these incredible little wonders (Seriously! How can they be so good for you and be so small?) and today's recipe involves a really tasty drink that you can enjoy at anytime of the day. Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe! :)
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Ingredients:
• 3 tablespoons chia seeds
• 1 cup warm water
• 1 cup 100% cherry juice
• the juice of 1 lime

Directions:
1. Pour one cup of warm water into a sealable container. Pour 3 tablespoons of chia seeds into the warm water and gently swirl to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
2. Remove your chia seeds from the refrigerator. Stir them around. Your chia + water mixture should have a gelatin-like consistency.
3. Pour 1 cup of cherry juice into a drinking glass. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the juice. Stir.
4. Spoon 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of the chia mixture into the cherry + lime juice and stir to combine.
5. Enjoy!
* Note: I find that my chia seeds tend to congregate toward the top of the juice (or sometimes near the bottom — they like to stay together!), so I just mix with a spoon to keep things combined.
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5 comments:

  1. hmmm that sounds interesting- i've never seen those bad boys! that's cool they make a gelatin like consistency, that really does look tastyyy

    xo marlen
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  2. wedding glasses from barbara & john?
    looks delicious!

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    1. These are the glasses that you gave us a few years ago, but the ones from Barbara and John fit really well in the little caddy!

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  3. wow - this recipe looks awesome! And what a sweet kitchen helper, those are the best :)

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  4. yum I HAVE to try this! I love chia! I always put it in my green smoothies

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