In light of my fave holiday, Halloween, I decided to share with all you little ladies (& gents??) my go-to healthy magic potion. It may not be a bubbling concoction brewed in a cauldron, but it is definitely a little spooky… esp. for those of you who aren’t familiar with ch-ch-chia.
Chia seeds are a definite pantry staple in my home. I sprinkle them on my cereal, mix them in my yogurt, throw them in my cupcake mix, put them in my salsa, & add them to my water (duh!). They are seriously uhhmaze.
I know, I know- it looks super weird, but I promise you, it is really yummy & refreshing. Plus, your body will be so stoked on you for all the goodness you are ingesting.
Don’t be a wuss- try it out & let me know your thoughts!
+ Chia seeds in water alone is pretty boring, uneventful & UGLY… so I decided to make three different versions: mint w/ cucumber, mint w/ pomegranate seeds (<—- my fave), & mint w/ blackberries. All organic, of course! +
Just a few reasons why I am so obsessed with chia seeds:
+ they have more protein than any other seed or grain out there, more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas, more antioxidants than blueberries, & more iron than spinach. Crazy, right?
+ they also have tons & tons of the essential fatty acids, omega-3 & omega-6.
+ they provide you with mass amounts of energy (see ya later sicko coffee!).
+ they help you lose weight as they are super filling & help speed up metabolism.
+ Drinking Chia seeds (i.e. this potion) is one of the preferred ways ingest ‘em as you will retain tons of water, be hydrated for a super long time, & all of the insane nutrients will absorb in your body better & faster.
+ Mix your ingredients, shake well, & let sit in your fridge over night so those little babes can expand to there fullest. +
++ Buyers beware: when you put chia seeds in water, they expand… a lot. So, when toting around this healthy bevvy, expect some sideways stares & some obvious questions- “what the hell are you sipping on?!”. Put the looky-loo’s minds at ease, & let them know it’s actually a super healthy concoction often called “Chia Fresca”, they can google it on there own (& they will)… or you can always send them to this post to get all the delicious deets :). ++