This SUMMER: try these Chia Drinks!

With the recent spotlight on Chia seeds, especially in the weight-loss industry, everyone wants to know about these wonder seeds.

Chia seeds are cardiac & diabetes friendly and have anti-inflammatory properties due to its fibre content. Chia contains great amounts of tryptophan which promotes good mood, sleep & a sense of calmness. These act as excellent summer seeds, thanks to their cooling benefits.

Chia Seed Green Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp (15 gms) pre-blocked Chia seeds gel
  • 1 cup (250 ml) chilled green tea
  • 1 cup (250 ml) green coconut water
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • sweetener to taste (drip of honey)

Procedure:

  • Soak Chia seeds for 2 hours to prepare Chia seeds gel.
  • Make green tea either via boiling the leaves or via green tea bags and refrigerate the finished tea.
  • Collect green coconut water and add 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  • Now add the refrigerated green tea & prepared chia seeds gel to the mixture.
  • Finally add a drip of honey or 1 tsp of sugarcane juice.
  • Enjoy the super summer cool drink

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Chia Seed Mango Orange Lassi

Ingredients:

  • 100 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 small mango peeled & chopped
  • 50 ml plain yogurt or curd
  • 1 tbsp (15 gms) pre-soaked Chia seeds gel
  • sweetener to taste (drip of honey or sugarcane juice)



Procedure:

  • Soak Chia seeds for 2 hours to prepare Chia seeds gel.
  • Squeeze 100 ml of orange juice.
  • Peel & chop a small mango.
  • In a jar add orange juice, chia seeds gel, yogurt/curd & a drip of honey or 1 tsp sugarcane juice.
  • Pour the mixture into the glass and garnish with chopped mango pieces.