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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

the world's healthiest beverage


This drink doesn't look as delicious as it is. But it is delicious. Promise. And super healthy. Here is an article featuring 10 health benefits of chia seeds. 

How did I get into the health bevvie-making biz, you ask? 
Last year, I got hooked on Mama Chia drinks. You may recognize these bottles from your local health food store or Whole Foods.


They are like a party in your mouth. The hydrated chia seeds have a sort of gelatin consistency which I love. Plus the health benefits are amazing. The beverage adds a compelling quality full of heart and brain-healthy omega-3s, powerful antioxidants and dietary fibers, as well as complete protein, calcium and magnesium. Chia seeds, an ancient grain, were revered by both the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers. Chia really is one of the world’s healthiest whole foods!

But at $4 a bottle, I was going broke. So I decided to make my own and thought I'd share it with all of you. Make your own chia drinks in five easy steps....

Step 1: Find some cute mason jar glasses with lids. I like these because you can add labels to the front and identify which flavor it is.


Step 2: Add a healthy dose of organic chia seeds. (Exact amount depends on the size of your jars. I used 6 tablespoons.) 


Step 3: Add water (about half the container), shake and let seeds hydrate.

Step 4: Add your favorite fruit juice. I used Ceres which is 100% pure fruit juice - wholesome, earthy and natural, with no added cane sugar, colorants or preservatives. You can do one flavor or mix them together. I used Passion Fruit and Guava for a delicious tropical flavor. You could also add some organic agave sweetener if you want to make it sweeter.


Step 5: Put mason jars in the refrigerator to chill. Enjoy when ready.

It is the healthiest thing you can drink and it tastes so good. 
Give it a try! 


21 comments:

Suzanne said...

This sounds great!! I'm definitely going to give this a try!! So glad you shared. :)

Caravan Sonnet said...

I am really excited that you shared this Jessah because I was just reading about how health Chia seeds are for you but wasn't sure how to get them in me! This does look yummy and I can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing!
:) Rebecca

Samantha Wetterholm said...

Wow this looks delicious! I can't wait to try it out. I love chia seeds too. :]

-Samantha
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lo @ crazy ever after said...

This is great! I haven't even heard of this stuff but m mouth is already watering.

Got your email! Let me know when you're ready to roll and I will be too!

Charity said...

Sounds tasty I may have to give it a try. Right now I blend my chia seeds in a green smoothie.

Mrs. E said...

This sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks for the tip!

Emily said...

I have yet to try chia seeds in a drink, but you are making me curious. Is looks almost like tapioca or something similar, no? Didn't realize it was that easy to make into a drink though. I gotta try it now! Going to buy some next time I'm shopping!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Is there a brand you prefer most/like best?

Kristin J said...

Sounds great and fits in well with our clean eating! I will have to try it!

Team Harries said...

Love love love chia seeds :) Yum!

Janet said...

I'll be tying some of this!!

Kristin said...

Have always wanted to try these!

Alicia said...

Yummy!

Sarah said...

yum!

xjustanotherteenblogger said...

I keep hearing about how great chia seeds are but I've never tried them myself! This has been the YES moment. Next time I go to the supermarket I'm going to buy them and try making this drink :D

Ashley said...

Lately I've been putting chia seeds in my yogurt and protein shakes, but this sounds much better! I'm going to pull out my mason jars this week!

Amie said...

Thank you for sharing! I haven't heard of this before and it sounds super healthy BUT I don't think I could do the texture :(

Anonymous said...

Try to be careful not to drink too much of this if you are trying to get pregnant or already pregnant. Although it's high in omega, which is good for you, but too much fiber and making you want to go often isn't good for your uterus. You do not want the uterus to contract and I find the chia seeds do that.

Infertile Private Parts said...

yum! thanks for sharing!

Em said...

Yum! Looks delicious! My dad is a big marathoner and a fan of chia seeds. I'll have to pass this idea on to him!

Amber said...

Sounds very very easy! I love when you share stuff like this :)

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