Make your own natural energy drink with water, fruit and chia seeds!
Chia seeds detox juice might sound weird at first, but the chia seeds don’t really have a flavor – and who doesn’t love strawberries?! I’ve talked a lot about losing weight, getting healthy, and feeling much better. I think detox waters have a lot to do with that, because I really don’t like drinking plain water all day long. Here is an easy recipe for Strawberry Chia detox water that you can enjoy!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years you will know that everyone has been talking about the new superfood that is chia seeds. Packed full of nutrients and antioxidents these powerful little seeds are also a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids and fibre.
It is more usual to cook with chia seeds or to add them to porridge or smoothies but there is also a growing trend of drinking them too! Add the seeds to water, flavour it with chopped fruit and you have your very own homemade and completely natural energy drink, making it a great alternative to sugary chia seeds detox juice for kids and a fantastic workout drink for adults too! Chia seeds are a superfood that everyone needs to have in the pantry.
This chia seeds detox juice is refreshing, citrus-y, bright and serves as the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It's sweet (without any added sugar), is packed with antioxidants, rich in vitamins and minerals, and does wonders for your digestive system. Not to mention, these ingredients are also considered “beauty foods” meaning they're great for your skin, hair and nails.
So basically, this chia seeds detox juice promotes detoxification, provides natural energy, an easy and healthy snack, supports your immune system, boosts your metabolism and helps you have glowing skin, hair and nails.
Chia seeds are gluten-free and a good source of calcium. They are also supposed to help curb your appetite. When added to a glass of water they swell up and take on a gel-like consistency. You know, you don’t ever drink enough water. It is so good for you and yet why is it so hard to drink?
Really the only time you drink water is at they gym while you are working out. By then your muscles are screaming for water and it’s too late. You must trying to drink this detoxification water first thing in the mornings. It helps wake you up and gives you the energy to get going. You also will enjoy adding chia seeds to jams, yogurt and smoothies.
Not only are they packed with fiber, but they’re rich in antioxidants, protein and healthy fats. They were even used by ancient Aztec tribespeople as a way to stay fueled for long days hunting and gathering water.
One thing they discovered is that you can actually drink chia seeds too. Just stir them up with a little water and you've got an all-natural energy drink that requires zero prep time and only two ingredients: chia and water.
But today we're jazzing the traditional chia fresca by adding citrus juice and spirulina. By consuming this chia seeds detox juice you will have something that helps detox your system but doesn't taste like dirt (or in this case seaweed).
Of course we all know that citruses, especially oranges and grapefruit, are high in vitamin C. Grapefruit has an alkalizing effect on our bodies and digestive system. It also has a fat-burning enzyme which has been shown to support the body's metabolism and encourage weight loss.
This has so many amazing benefits. Lemon juice aids in digestion and detoxification. It supports your liver and helps keep things moving through your body. And when your liver is functioning properly, your body is able to rid toxins from your system.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae that's found in pristine freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. It's packed with vitamins and minerals, helps almost every organ in our body AND it's high in protein. It also has 4x the antioxidants of blueberries, supports a healthy gut and immune system and it helps to pull toxins from the body.
Spirulina has a very strong flavor. It definitely tastes like seaweed (which it is), and can be quite overpowering if it's not paired with other strong flavors.
- 1 cup filtered water
- 3/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder
Step 1: Add all ingredients into a mason jar, screw on the lid and shake well, until fully combined.
Step 2: Place mason jar in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to allow the chia seeds to gel.
Step 3: Shake again and drink. Enjoy!