Chia Drink #4 Refreshing Blueberry Chia Fizz

*This Chia Drink Originally found at theChicLife.com*

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup, plus 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 4 limes, cut into quarters, plus 1-2 limes for garnish
  • 4 sprigs mint, approximately 20-30 leaves, plus top sprigs for garnish
  • 2 1-liter bottles of Pellegrino

Preparation:

Make the Blueberry Syrup:

  1. Add blueberries to a medium-sized pot. Mash with a potato masher until no blueberries remain whole.
  1. Add sugar and 1 cup water and bring mixture to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes to an hour in the pot.
  1. Place a mesh strainer over a heat-proof container (use a funnel as wide as the strainer, if needed) and carefully pour blueberry mixture into the container. Press all the liquid through the strainer using a spatula.Note: You can reserve the blueberry solids to put into a smoothie or oatmeal later.
  1. Cover blueberry syrup and let cool in the refrigerator.

Assemble Drink:

  1. Assemble drink at least 10 minutes before serving.
  1. In a cup, combine 1 cup water and chia seeds and stir. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  1. In a pitcher, combine limes and mint leaves and muddle (using muddler or back of a wooden spoon). Add blueberry syrup and Pellegrino.

To Serve:

  1. You can either pour the drink over ice in individual cups and spoon in some chia seed mixture or you can pour the chia seed mixture into the pitcher and pour over ice (either way, the chia seeds need about 10 minutes to soak up the liquids of the drink). Garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig. Enjoy!

Now you have a refreshing Blueberry Chia Fizz Chia Drink to enjoy!

 

Chia Drink #3 Delicious Hibiscus Chia Drink

*Originally found at motherearthliving.com*

Our Chia Drink #3, Hibiscus Chia, is most delicious. Please follow the ingredients and instructions below to enjoy a sip of your own efforts.

Ingredients:

* 1 tablespoon organic Hibiscus High Tea (or a mix of dried hibiscus, lemongrass, peppermint and orange peel)

* 1 tablespoon organic hibiscus flowers, dried

* 1 handful fresh or frozen berries, mashed

* 2 tablespoons raw local honey

* 3 to 4 tablespoons organic chia eeds

Preparation:

1. Make a quart of tea using the Hibiscus High and hibiscus flowers.

2. While the tea is hot, stir in the honey until completely dissolved.

3. Allow to cool in the refrigerator overnight.

4. The next day, when your tea is cold, mash the berries and stir them into the infusion.

5. Add the chia seeds to your tea and stir well.

6. Allow the chia seeds to produce gel for about an hour, or longer if you can wait!

7. Shake the tea before serving and enjoy cold!

Huzzah! Now you have have your own Chia Drink from the Hibiscus flower to enjoy.

Chia Drink #2 Strawberry Lemonade Chia

*Originally found at Nouveauraw.com*

Get ready to enjoy our 2nd Chia Drink at ChiaSeedsReviews.com.

Ingredients:

* 3 cups water

* 1/4 cup organic lemon juice

* 1 cup organic strawberries

* 1 tsp liquid stevia

* 1/4 cup chia seeds

Preparation:

1. In the blender combine the water, lemon juice, strawberries and stevia. Blend until the strawberries are liquefied.

2. Pour into a large jar and add chia seeds. Place the lid on and shake vigorously.

3. Place in fridge to thick for 30+ minutes. The longer it sits the more suspended the chia seeds get after shaking.

Check out our other Chia Drinks before the summer’s end.

Chia Drink #1 Chia Drink Fresca

*originally found at www.DailyBurn.com*

Chia Drink Fresca Recipe

  • Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

1 cup coconut water
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
1 tablespoon chia seeds

Preparation

  1. Briefly whirl all ingredients together in a blender (or shake well in a closed container) and let sit for 15 minutes for chia seeds to expand.
  • 87 cal
  • 2.5 g fat
  • 17.3 g carbs
  • 38 mg sodium
  • 5.6 g fiber
  • 1.6 g protein

 

Chia Seed Smoothies #4 Tropical Chia

Chia Seed Smoothies #Tropical Chia

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk (the beverage next to the soy milk, not the canned kind)
1 cup frozen mango pieces
1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
1 banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds

DIRECTIONS:

Pour coconut milk into a blender. Add mango, pineapple, and banana. Blend until smooth. Blend in chia seeds quickly. Enjoy right away, as chia seeds become gelatinous once they are wet.

Chia Seed Smoothies #3 Strawberry Banana Chia

Chia Seed Smoothies #Strawberry Banana Chia

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 7oz. Container Fage 2% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Large Banana cut into 3rds
  • 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries, stemmed
  • 1 Tangerine, juiced
  • 1 tsp. Ground Flax Seed
  • 2 Tbsp. Whole Chia Seeds

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients, except chia seeds, until nice and smooth. Pour into two glasses and add one tablespoon of chia seeds to each serving. Stir them in with a spoon.

Chia Seed Smoothies #2 PURPLE MONSTER

Chia Seed Smoothies #PURPLE MONSTER

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt (regular or Greek)
  • 1 cup frozen berries (I used mixed berries)
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds
  • orange juice or water to thin the smoothie out, if needed

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Feel free to experiment with this smoothie. You can also use pineapple and/or apple if you don’t want to use the banana.

Chia Seed Smoothies #1 Spinach, Kiwi & Chia Seed

Chia Seed Smoothies #1 Spinach, Kiwi & Chia Seed

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups almond milk, cold

1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach leaves

1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen

1 ripe kiwi, peeled, cut into chunks

Awesome Extras:

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 tablespoons wheat grass powder

1/2 to 1 teaspoon maca powder

Directions

In a blender, combine almond milk, spinach leaves, frozen banana chunks, and kiwi chunks.  Add some of the awesome extras if you’re so inclined. Blend until smooth.  Enjoy immediately.

Chia Seeds Side Effects

Chia Seeds Side Effects

Chia seeds side effects had been studied and have revealed both positive and negative side effects. The positive effects are:

They are good for various types of diseases, and are as well used for the prevention and treatment or to cure disease. It also regularizes the blood sugar levels and the blood pressure with the sufferers of obesity and constipation.

Chai seeds are great source of important nutrients. For instance, they contain lots of soluble fiber, magnesium, calcium Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. They are as well rich in lipids, anti-oxidants yet really low in sodium.

The great things about soluble fiber are that it helps make you feel stuffed and it binds itself with cholesterol. It regulates the fat levels of the body and also cholesterol. By taking Chia seeds you feel better for longer and it over takes the issue of constipation and obesity.

Adding them in your diet plan will raise your energy levels considerably. They are a great supply of diet supplementation of energy.

As a good help to healthful weight loss, they can never be outranked. They’re fiber dense that helps to reduce metabolized carbs that can help to control appetite and had been proven to help in weight reduction when combined with a balanced and healthy Diet.

Anybody suffering from energy sapping kind of illnesses like cancer can also use Chia seeds for energy support.

However, not all the benefits of eating these seeds are good. There are some negative side effects to it all. There could be negative effects as follows:

Since they could greatly reduce blood pressure, people that have low blood pressure may want to stay away from using them.

Chia seeds might not be for everybody but they’re good for most. There have been studies that show how Chia seeds could cause allergic reactions in many people. Due to this reason, you ought to be cautious when taking the seeds or when utilizing them as an additive in some foods and drinks.

Since they have lots of soluble fiber they could create severe bloating and consequentially, flatulence for some people.

Chai seeds health benefits are countless. Chia seeds could lower blood pressure, control sugar levels and the best benefit is that they have exceptional nutritional elements to keep up a proper diet.

If you are looking to increase energy levels, control blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and control excess fat then give them a try.

(Chia seeds originate from a plant of the mint which mostly grows in certain parts of the United States and Mexico. These seeds are widely-used as food and brewed to produce a beverage often called chia. The scientific name is Salvia Columbariae.

These seeds are extremely versatile but are small in size. Many people eat it in its raw state like unprocessed seeds or like components in food and drinks. Many mix them with water which later turns into a liquid that could be eaten or put into foods and drinks to be drunk or eaten.)