It was so refreshing, and had my love – chia seeds.
I eat chia seeds every single day. The BF couldn’t believe when I ran out of the giant container of chia seeds from Costco. I can’t help myself. And it’s not like I ate a bulk container of Oreos!
Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and are super hydrating because they absorb tons of water. They also contain fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium and other nutrients.
The chia water I had at Lyfe Kitchen was a ginger mint infused water. But I’m obsessed with cucumber water. It makes me feel like I’m relaxing at a spa even if I’m drinking it at my kitchen table. So I recreated their infused chia water with my fave infused water.
Here are my chia seed warnings:
- They get stuck in your teeth. I always have chia seeds stuck in my teeth. If you see me out in public, please tell me there is something stuck in my teeth.
- If you have texture issues with food, you may not love chia seeds. When chia seeds are soaked in liquid, they absorb lots of that liquid and form a gelatinous coating.
Neither of these things bother me, so I’m all about chia seeds. I’m pretty obsessed with this new discovery of putting chia seeds in water and I have tons of ideas. Using coconut water, adding a splash of my fave La Croix sparkling water, adding a squeeze of lemon, making it into a cocktail…..
I did make Watermelon Chia Juice last summer, so I was apparently on the verge of discovering the amazingness of homemade chia drinks a year ago.
But now I’m fully on board so this is all I’m going to drink this summer.
*I have this 3-Quart Fruit Infusion Pitcher. I use it all the time!
Have you tried chia water? What are your thoughts?