Chia Pet Cocktail

Chia Fresca
 
Yes, Chia Seeds are not just something you spread on a clay pet and watch it grow. They have incredible health benefits. This drink will keep you hydrated and energized and be a novel addition to your refreshing summer drink list. 

 
My friend Darlene told me that her husband Doug had added Chia Seeds to his diet and he was enjoying how they made him feel. I remembered that I had come across a Chia Seed drink that sounded interesting and had made a mental note to try it. I am even more motivated to give it a try now that I know how great it is for you. Cheers Doug, hope you enjoy this drink!
Salvia and Chia Seeds
 
 
Chia Fresca
 
Ingredients:
 
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
Directions:
 
In a medium bowl, mix the chia seeds with 1 cup cold water. Let stand 15 minutes.
 
Mix 3 cups cold water and the agave nectar in a medium pitcher, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the lime juice and stir to combine. Mix in the chia seeds.
 
Garnish with mint leaves and serve over ice.
 
Serves 4.
 
Chia Pet
 
Interesting Little Tidbits
 
When you hydrate the seeds in water the seeds shell opens up and absorbs up to nine times its volume in water. This then forms a gel, which is called Chia Seed Gel. The gel helps keep your body hydrated. The gel is also 90% soluble fiber, which is beneficial for your digestive track. People use the seeds when they are involved in sports or physical activities for endurance.
 
The seeds have twice the protein of any other seed or grain, five times the calcium of milk, boron which is trace mineral that helps transfer calcium into your bones, omega 3 and omega 6 which are essential oils for the body. They also have a very long list of valuable nutrients in them naturally.
 
The soluble fiber in the gel forms a wall between carbohydrates and the body, releasing them slowly into the body. This has been found to be very helpful for people who have trouble controlling their sugar levels like Diabetics. Dieters love the seeds because it can be added to any food or drink in a ratio of 75% to the volume of food or drink and will not change the taste.
 
Because the carbohydrates are released slowly you will get the feeling of being full. Many use the seeds as a way to control their appetites. 
Chia Fresca
Serves 4
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87 calories
17 g
0 g
2 g
2 g
0 g
102 g
16 g
7 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
102g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87
Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 16mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 6g
24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
8%
Calcium
19%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  2. 1/3 cup agave nectar
  3. 1 cup fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  4. 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix the chia seeds with 1 cup cold water. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Mix 3 cups cold water and the agave nectar in a medium pitcher, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the lime juice and stir to combine. Mix in the chia seeds. Garnish with mint leaves and serve over ice.
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calories
87
fat
2g
protein
2g
carbs
17g
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