Chilled Chia Fresca

By Khrystyna Halatyma
Executive In-Depth Editor|
Chilled Chia Fresca is a healthy super drink. Chia seeds originated in South America and have recently become popular in the United States and can be found at your local Marianos. According to chia seeds,

  • .2 times the protein of any other seed or grain,
  • 5 times the calcium of milk, plus boron which is a trace mineral that
  • helps transfer calcium into your bones,
  • 2 times the amount of potassium as bananas,
  • 3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries
  • 3 times more iron than spinach
  • copious amounts of omega 3 and omega 6

Point is, they’re good for you, and with this super simple drink recipe, you can be healthy and happy. I recommend using a closed container since the end result doesn’t look appetizing.
First add half a teaspoon of chia seeds to your preferably closed container. Half a teaspoon because chia seeds contain a lot of fiber and different organisms take it in differently. Next add lemon or lime depending on your taste preferences along with a teaspoon of sugar. Top it all off with, surprise, surprise, water. A last option is to add mint for garnish.
Try it and enjoy!