No, not chai tea. Chia.
I’m here today to talk to you about chia seeds. Those weird little tiny nuggets that turn into magic gel when you put them in a liquid.
Chia seeds…like chia pets, but not.
A one-ounce serving of chia seeds has 4g of protein, 11g of dietary fiber, and all kinds of omega-3 fatty acids and minerals (you can usually find them in the bulk foods section of your grocery store). Chia seeds absorb 10x their weight in water, forming a “gel ball” around each seed.
Sooo… why am I telling you this?
Basically I have this problem where every time I go to Whole Foods, the refrigerated drink section calls my name and I end up spending $1358325 on Odwalla and Kombucha and Mamma Chia because I am unable to resist novelty.
Until one day when I realized I could TOTALLY make my own chia concoction for like $0.03 and a zillion health benefits. Win, win.
All you have to do is pick a favorite tea…
Brew it, add some honey if you’d like, and throw in ~a tablespoon of chia seeds. I stuck mine in the fridge to cool it down, but you could drink it hot if you’d like.
Bada-bing, bada-boom. Healthy, yummy, strangely satisfying chia tea. Enjoy!