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HEALTHY CHIA SEED DRINK

Until 2016 Chia seeds was less-widely known. It is only recently that the world was acquainted with this superfood. It is now popping at every grocery store, on every restaurant's menu and is becoming a favorite in every health-conscious household. 

Originally from Mexico, this tiny grain has myriad health benefits. From raising your HDL ( good cholesterol),  to lowering your blood pressure, to improving your overall gut health, this powerhouse of nutrients is becoming a dietary must-have. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids ( result softer youthful skin), dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and antioxidants. The more you delve into the benefits of Chia, the more you'll become a fan of this tiny wonder. 

Chia doesn't have a taste of it's own but its the crunch that makes it a favorite in parfaits, in drinks, and smoothies, on avocado toasts or just about in anything. I love mine in smoothies and on avocado toasts over eggs. I recently tried a store-bought Chia drink and loved it so much that I was compelled to make a healthier, low-sugar version of it. It is sweet, a little bit tangy and the hydrated Chia makes it pretty filling. 

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chia drink, mango coconut chia drink, summer drink, mango, vegan, gluten free drink, food, myriad musings.

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Ingredients ( makes 2 servings ): 
  • 1 ( 16 oz) tetra pack cold coconut water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in water for half n hour 
  • 1 sweet mango ( you can use frozen mangoes, make sure to thaw them before juicing ) 
  • 2 tbsp lime juice ( use less if you don't enjoy your drink too tangy ) 


Method: 
  • In a blender, blend the coconut water and mango till the mango is thoroughly pureed. 
  • Then add the lime juice and hydrated chia seeds-  pulse a few times. You don't want to break the chia seeds. Hence it is added at the end. 
  • Pour it in a glass and enjoy. It is best enjoyed cold.
  • When mangoes are out of season, you could replace it with strawberries or other berries or even kiwi for that matter. I'm sure it will taste equally refreshing. 

What other ways do you enjoy Chia seed? 



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