This fiesty Latin drink has many health benefits. Mixing chia seeds, freshly squeezed limes, and a bit of honey to taste provides a beverage high in vitamin C (for immune function), terpenes (for its anti-cancer properties), omega 3’s (to decrease inflammation), fibre (for moving wastes through the colon), and mucilaginous goodness that can help gut healing. This beverage is very beneficial after treatment that may have caused distress to the digestive tract like radiation or chemotherapy. Also great for helping keep blood sugar regulated.
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1/2 tsp honey, agave, or maple syrup (to taste)
- 1 pinch salt
- In a large glass combine the water, chia, lime juice, honey, and salt.
- Stir well to avoid clumps, and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
- You will have to stir again as the chia seeds will settle with time - this is totally normal.
- When the seeds are well hydrated (they should look sort of like a tomato seed with the jelly layer around it), give the glass a final stir.
Chia Seeds – The Aztecs ate this seed to power them through battle, as they are high in protein, essential fatty acids, and fibre. An ounce contains 4 grams of protein, 5000mg of omega 3’s, and 11 grams of fibre! Great soluble fibre source for slowing down glucose entering the blood stream and for binding to toxins for removal out the colon. Limes – The phytochemicals in limes boost the immune system, prevent heart disease and cancer, lower blood cholesterol levels, and lower high blood pressure. They may dissolve gallstones and protect against scurvy, as they are high in vitamin C. Recipe by Hey Nutrition Lady