Chia Raspberry Lemonade

Cha Cha Cha chia!

No I did not grow a chia pet – but I did make a chia filled drink!

Chia seeds are one of the super foods that are deserving of the name. Antioxidant filled, protein loaded, and a melange of other factors make them super. 

So when I stumbled upon this recipe I was instantly attracted to its chia goodness, but who doesn’t love raspberry lemonade too!?!?

The recipe can be found on http://www.wifemamafoodie.com.

Makes 2 servings but I only made one this morning so my pictures are of halved ingredients.

Ingredients:

  

  • 1 cup purified water
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 green tea bags steeped in 1 cup water and cooled
  • 1 cup raspberries boiled with ¼ cup water
  • juice of 2 lemons, about ½ cup
  • ¼ cup honey or other sweetener of choice, possibly more to taste

Method:

Gel Chia Seeds:

  
Combine 1 cup purified water with 3 tablespoons of chia seeds.The chia seeds need several hours to gel, so do this ahead of time, the day before if possible.

Steep Tea:

Steep green tea bags in 1 cup of hot water for 2-3 minutes. Discard tea bags and let cool.

Make Raspberry Puree:

   
 In a saucepan, combine raspberries with ¼ cup water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Mash raspberries to release their juices. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and mash out as much juice as possible. Discard raspberry pulp. Combine the raspberry juice with the green tea.

Blend It All Together:

In a small pitcher or bowl, blend together chia gel, raspberry green tea, lemon juice, and sweetener. Add more sweetener, to taste. Serve immediately or chill slightly before serving. Makes 2 servings.

Happy munching!!

  

Strawberry Avocado Bacon Wraps

What more can I say?!

Bacon – ✔️

Avocado – ✔️

Strawberries – ✔️ 

This was sooooo easy and is soooo yummy!!! It satisfies all cravings at once – fantastic.

All you need is: bacon, strawberries, avocado, tortilla wrap, lettuce and balsamic vinegar.

Lay a few slices of bacon, about 1/4 to 1/3 of an avocado, a few sliced strawberries,  and some lettuce in a tortilla. Drizzle about a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar on top of everything and wrap it all up! 

Happy munching!!!