About a week ago I decided to cut out coffee for a few weeks, I don’t think there is anything wrong with coffee as long as you tolerate it but I felt like I was relying on it a bit too much and wanted to give my body a break. So I’ve been trying some alternatives to coffee in the morning, like Chai, Rooibos, Earl Grey other herbal tea varieties and things like warm water with ACV or lemon juice and a little honey to sweeten.
I recently came across a drink called ‘Chia Fresca’ and while I had head of people adding chia seeds to water and drinking it, I didn’t realise this drink had an actual name. Turns out that this drink hails from Mexico! When I saw this post I knew I wanted to try it out for myself so I came up with this quick and easy to make ‘Ginger Lime Chia Fresca’. This drink is nice and refreshing and a great pick me up in the morning!
Some benefits of Chia Seeds
- They’re gluten free.
- They’re high in dietary fibre.
- They’re a complete protein, with all 8 amino acids.
- They’re full of calcium, iron and Vitamin C.
Find out more here.
I should point out here that some people can actually be sensitive or allergic to chia seeds, so be sure that you can tolerate them before adding them into your diet.
Ginger Lime Chia Fresca
- 1.5 cups/360ml filtered water.
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds.
- 1/2 juice of a small lime.
- 3-4 thinly sliced pieces of fresh ginger.
- Honey/maple syrup to sweeten (optional).
Place chia seeds in the water and stir to mix.
Let sit for 10-15 minutes so the chia seeds absorb the water and start to swell up.
After that time, squeeze in your lime juice and add in the ginger.
Sweeten as desired.
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