Chia seeds…a popular superfood that is so versatile, they can be used in so many ways!
So last summer I tried Mama Chia drinks for the first time…I know I know, not on plan, but we were away from home for most of the summer, and I really wanted to try one to see if I would even consider making my own. I have to admit that they are delicious. I thought I may not like the texture of gelled chia seeds, but again, I loved it! I’m sure there are those out there who despise that type of texture, but there’s something fun about drinking chia juice.
Well, I went on a mission to make my own chia juice. It’s rather easy actually. I got the idea from Mama Natural. Her recipe is right here! Instead of using juice, I have used one cup of brewed flavored tea (that has cooled – berry is one of my favorites), Bai drinks or even your favorite Good Girl Moonshine.
This beverage falls under the S fuel category simply because chia seeds are full of good omega-3 fatty acids. Not only are they rich in good fats, they are also a protein source. Since I use 3 Tablespoons per drink, it is well over 5 grams of fat. You could make this juice a Fuel Pull if you used half that amount…but your drink may not be as thick. Still good for you either way!
I love the fact that chia seeds are so beneficial to my body. There is tons of information to read on chia seeds. I happen to like Dr Axe’s views, so here’s what he has to say on them.
Please let me know in the comments if you’ve ever tried a chia drink and what you think of the texture…love it? sorta like it? I’d love to hear from you about this Powerhouse juice!
Yields 2 cups
A powerhouse drink that will give you an energy boost as well as some good omega-3's and protein...how's that for a tiny seed?!!
30 minPrep Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup of your favorite "juice" (examples: brewed flavored tea-cooled, good girl moonshine, Bai, etc)
- Mix chia seeds with warm water in a mason jar. This will allow seeds to start expanding.
- Allow chia seeds to expand for atleast 30 minutes, or for best results, store in fridge overnight.
- When chia seed/water combination is ready it will be very thick and gelled.
- To the chia seed jar, add 1 cup of your favorite "juice" and give a good stir.