Tasty, Easy Chia Drinks That Will You Give You Nice Bowel Movements & A Happy Tummy

by Gregory
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The general mantra adhered to by most wellness enthusiasts is “Don’t drink your calories!” While this is indubitably true when it comes to energy drinks, sodas, commercial juices and sweet teas, exceptions exists. Homemade green juices, low glycemic smoothies, kombucha, whole fat (preferably raw) milk, and fruit-infused water have a place in our lives. What about chia drinks? What’s that you may ask?

“Superseeds”

The framework of chia drinks is, of course, chia seeds. Chia seeds are a superfood…from the Aztecan gods! If you are not familiar with chia seeds, they are “tiny, black balls” indigenous to the America. Let’s take a look at their macronutrient profile.

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 60 calories
  • Total Fat: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 5 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams

The big selling point on chia seeds is that they offer a high amount of polyunsaturated fats as well as fiber. Given that the typical American is not nearing the daily recommended allowed of 30-40 grams a day, chias are an easy way to get to that threshold.

Why aren’t we getting enough? We eat too much refined foods with flour. In the processing of the wheat, we mill out the fibrous bran leaving us with the nutrient-deprived flour. Plus we don’t consume enough fruits and vegetables.  A high fiber diet is connected to better digestive health, weight maintenance, heart health, and much more.  Plus we hate constipation, and chia seeds will help “grease those skids.”

The Beauty of Chia

Chia seeds don’t exhibit any taste. Coupled with their size, they are highly versatile. They can be sprinkled into smoothies, ice cream, yogurt bowls, oatmeal as well as salads, meat entrees, etc. Some people like to put it straight into their mouth or mix a tablespoon into a water. I am not partial to this method of ingesting chia because I find chia getting stuck in the crevices of my mouth.  Chia in any fluid will become gelatinous, especially if submersed for an extended amount of time.  It makes any chia drink look beautiful!

Check out our great smoothie recipe!

Check out our great yogurt bowl recipe!

Versatility

Find a way to incorporate the chia into your life. Granted, some of you don’t touch commercial juices. You don’t want the empty calories with little nutrition as well as the sugar and insulin spikes. So for those of you who eschew the juices, then consider putting it in milk, regular or non-dairy varieties.  Also top off your chia drinks with some berries, pineapple, or other fruit to increase your phytonutrients and fiber.

Lastly, you may buy kombucha with chia in it. (Click Here to buy some on Amazon now!)  Kombucha is a phenomenal probiotics, fermented drink composed of black tea. Learn to make it at home if you can. (Read our article on probiotics!)

If none of these tickle your fancy, then just sprinkle it into your food.   Or you can buy pre-made chia drinks, such as Mamma Chia!  (Buy some Mamma Chia on Amazon now.)

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Check out our Review of non-Dairy Milks!

Share with us your favorite chia drinks below.

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Tasty, Easy Chia Drinks That Will You Give You Nice Bowel Movements & A Happy Tummy

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Serves: 2 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup of Beverage of Your Choice

Instructions

  • In a mason jar or some sort of sealed container, mix water and chia seeds together.
  • Stir every 20 minutes for about an hour.  Make sure chia seeds spread evenly in the water.  Watch the chia seeds become gelatinous!
  • Ideally let settle overnight or 6-8 hours.
  • When you are ready to use your recipe, mix in 1 cup of your gelatinous chia mix with 1 cup of your choice of beverage. Top with fruit or garnish.

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