Lately I’ve been into superfood ingredients like chia, flax seed and quinoa. As a busy mom we have to find a balance between healthy foods and convenience that works for us. I have found that adding these “superfoods” into meals and snacks is such an easy way to bring more omega-3′s, fiber, antioxidants and protein into our family’s diet.
I’ve had the expensive store-bought Chia drinks, but these are easy enough to make at home. Chia are seeds, but when they are left to soak, they create a gel like substance. The texture might take some getting used to!
Homemade Raspberry Lemonade Chia Drink
2 cups coconut water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup raspberry juice (or 1 cup fresh raspberries, muddled or blended)
2-3 Tbls honey
4 Tbls Chia seeds
Mix all of the ingredients in a pitcher. Let sit 30 minutes until the seeds form a gel consistency. Shake or stir before serving.