While we’re on the topic of hydration . . .
I’m going to give you another CHIA recipe! (If you missed last week’s Hydrating Chia Seed Mask, check it out). This week I’m sharing a drinkable chia recipe from Joy McCarthy’s newest book, Joyous Detox.
Chia seeds have been trending in the “health food” world for a while. If you’re not familiar with them, they are tiny tasteless, black seeds that get gelatinous when mixed with water. They are extremely high in omega fatty acids, protein, fiber, and contain other minerals like zinc, copper, iron, and magnesium.
I’m posting this recipe in my January hydration series because chia seeds have the ability to absorb 9-10 times their weight in water! This Chia Seed Blueberry Drink is also super tasty and I know many people who need a little encouragement to get their daily water intake.
Chia seed water if great for:
- hydrating and giving you an energy boost while at spin class or the gym
- sipping while cooped up in a dry workplace
- getting your water quota for the day in a delicious and non-boring way
- feeling full in-between meals and as a mini, sweet tasting snack
- aiding your body to detox and eliminate waste
Chia Seed Blueberry Drink
2 TBs chia seeds
1 cup filtered water
1 cup coconut water
1/4 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries
Stir chia seeds into 1/2 cup of the water. Let sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, combine with the remaining water, coconut water, and blueberries.
This recipe is one of many in Joy McCarthy’s newest book, Joyous Detox.
TO WIN A COPY OF JOYOUS DETOX:
Head on over to the Elodie Beauty Facebook page, ‘Like” the page, and join the conversation! I’m asking everyone to share, “what’s your favourite way to stay hydrated (both inside and out!)”? Contest ends Tuesday, January 24 at 6pm (EST). One winner will be randomly selected.