If you’ve never ever seen chia beverages in shops, you’re most likely providing me the side-eye today. (Well, as much as you can offer a blog writer the side-eye– I can’t see it, however I understand it’s occurring!) But truly, this is a thing! The very first time I saw a bottle of juice with chia seeds in it, I presumed that:
a) It would be horrible.
b) I would choke on it.
c) It was hippie food.
Maybe the last one holds true, however it’s not horrible and I didn’t choke on it. When hydrated, the external layer of chia seeds ends up being gelatinous. This gel-like finishing suggests that chia seeds decrease simple so no, this isn’t like consuming a glass filled with poppy seeds. Chia beverages (likewise called chia fresca or iskiate) sort of have the consistency of softened Jello, a reward for me, because I do not consumeJello And in a beverage, the seeds do not truly impart a taste since you’re not chewing on them, so you taste the taste of the juice and absolutely nothing more. Chia seeds are little dietary eager beavers too– they’re high in Omega -3 s, anti-oxidants, and fiber, and unlike other seeds, they do not require to be ground in order to absorb their nutrients. (Here’s more details about chia seeds, if you’re interested: Chia for Health.)
After attempting my very first chia beverage, I rapidly ended up being connected and started purchasing a bottle or more anytime I shopped. But sadly, the bottled chia beverages are truly costly. After discovering the bulk bin of chia seeds at Whole Foods and doing the mathematics in my head, I recognized that I would conserve a lots of cash if I simply made chia beverages myself. So that’s what I’ve been doing since.
I utilized pomegranate and lime juice in this chia fresca recipe, however any sort of juice you wish to utilize is great. You can likewise change the quantity of chia seeds to your taste– I utilized a bit less than you discover in many bottled beverages. Basically, to make your own chia beverage, you basically a couple of tablespoons of seeds in a glass, put juice on top, and await the seeds to form a gel. Super simple!
PomegranateLime Chia Fresca Recipe
A tart, revitalizing beverage made with chia seeds. It’s sort of like drinking Jello, if Jello had dietary worth.
- PrepTime: 15 minutes
- TotalTime: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1
- 3 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Place chia seeds in a glass.
- Pour water, pomegranate juice, and lime juice over seeds. Let sit for 15 minutes.
- Whisk to separate any clumps of seeds and serve.