Chia Fresca, 3 Ways

We previously talked all about the top 5 foods to help improve your digestion, one of them being chia seeds- my favorite! Today I’m going to share a simple recipe that you can make ahead of time, on the go, and even serve to your kids for a boost in healthy fats, protein, and fiber. Not to mention, chia fresca is light, refreshing, and keeps you feeling full longer. Cheers and have fun with this one!

chia fresca, 3 ways

PEPPERMINT CUCUMBER

INGREDIENTS

4 cups of filtered water
4 peppermint tea bags (brewed in the water)
¼ cup chia seeds, whole
juice of 1 lemon
½ cup sliced cucumber
1 tablespoon honey

STRAWBERRY LIME

INGREDIENTS

4 cups of filtered water
¼ cup chia seeds, whole
juice of 1 lime
1 cup fresh strawberries, pureed
a small pinch of raw stevia (to taste, optional)

Chia Fresco, 3 Ways

GINGER LEMON

INGREDIENTS

4 cups of filtered water
¼ cup chia seeds, whole
juice of 1 meyer lemon
2 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice
¼-1/2 inch fresh ginger root
a small pinch of raw stevia (to taste, optional)

DIRECTIONS FOR ALL

Combine all ingredients into a glass or shaker bottle. Allow chia seeds to soak for at least 20 minutes or longer. Give it a good shake or stir. Enjoy cold or room temperature!

I hope you all enjoy this one, it’s perfect for the warmer weather that’s upon us or staying hydrated in the winter!

Related reads: Top 5 Foods for Improving Digestion6 Ingredients for Naturally Flawless Skin, and The Benefits of Coconut Water Kefir and How to Make It.


McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN is an internationally known Registered Dietitian, wellness nutritionist and the creator of Nutrition Stripped, a guide to living whole and well. Visit her blog for nourishing recipes, advice on living the whole lifestyle, and for nutrition expertise and advice. The Nutrition Stripped cookbook will be published early 2016. 

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