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.