Chia is one of those foods that wears a cape… i.e. a SUPER FOOD! I had read some about chia seeds in my study of eating healthy through the years but never actually tried them. They are listed as the aforementioned a Super Food in many books. Then I read the book Born To Run by Christopher McDougall where he talks about his experience with the Tarahumara tribe in Mexico and their incredible endurance that seems to come naturally. One of the main staples of their diet is a drink made from chia seeds to which they attribute much of their stamina. Always looking for new things to try that are healthy I made a batch and I really liked it! So I wanted to share the recipe plus a little info on chia seeds for those who might find it of interest.
- Juice from 1 Lime
- 1 to 2 TB of Chia Seeds (More will make it thicker.)
- 8 oz Warm Water
- Sweeten with Stevia or Xylitol to taste.
- Place all ingredients in a cup and stir well. Place in fridge and let sit for at least 20 minutes to thicken slightly. Stirring frequently keeps it from clumping though some like it that way.