Packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants and healthy fats, this energy drink is perfect right before your next workout!
I was in the grocery store last week and I noticed the chia drinks like Synergy and Mama Chia. I always pick them up, read the ingredients, check the price and put it back on the shelf.
They are expensive and some have over 20 grams of sugar per serving!
And some of them have unnecessary additives like sugars, preservatives, additives and colors. So I decided to make my own which was super easy to prepare and ridiculously CHEAP!
I am all about saving money and making sure that I know exactly what the ingredients are in what I am eating and drinking. That is very important to me.
You guys know I love my chia seeds. They are so ridiculously good for you.
I am also on a blood orange kick these days. You can use the juice of whatever fruit you like but I especially love blood oranges in the winter.
I love to make this with all different fruits that I have on hand just to mix it up and to prevent boredom. If you are anything at all like me you can tend to eat or drink the same thing for days on end.
Sometimes it's just easier this way but yes it can get a little tedious. I frequently need reminders to mix up my routine every now and then.
I only drink green tea and no coffee at all, so the small amount of caffeine from the green tea will give me that energy boost to help me through my run or my insanely difficult Bar Method class!
And there are some days when we can all use a little energy boost, right?
Especially if you have kids, I know you will understand.
You can use less chia seeds if you don't like it that thick. I absolutely love the texture.
It's super easy to prepare and you can make a few at once for your prep days. It saves so much time and is convenient for those busy days.
I don't use any extra sweetener in this because I don't think you need it. But a few of my readers have told me that they have added some stevia and other sugar free alternatives that tasted great.
If you use any of these please come back and let me know, I love to hear about it!
- 1 green tea bag
- 8 ounces of boiling hot water
- juice from 1 blood orange
- 2 tablespoons Bob's Red Mill chia seeds
- Place tea bag into boiling water in a mason jar and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
- Remove tea bag.
- Add blood orange juice and chia seeds. Cover and shake well.
- Place in the refrigerator to cool for at least an hour.
- Drink before a workout!
I hope you like this just as much as I do! No more Mama Chia or Synergy drinks for me, I am going to make a whole bunch of my own different kinds of chia drinks!
If you made this energy drink or any of my other recipes, please come back and let me know. You guys know that I love to hear from you!
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