Chia Tea

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!

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