This is a super simple, tasty drink that is really good for you.
Hot lemon juice water every morning is a really great way to keep your liver healthy. Lemon juice aids your liver in flushing out unwanted toxins which may be in the process of absorbing into your body.
And chia seeds? Let me go on: Adding chia seeds before and after your work out is better than carbohydrates or energy drinks to enhance athletic performances for endurance events. Research has also demonstrated that the beneficial effects of omega-3, as found in chia, has helped those suffering with mood disorders. A meta-analysis of trials involving patients with major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder provided evidence that omega-3 in chia reduces symptoms of depression. Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to increase brain function and decrease depression. So, incorporating chia into your diet on a regular basis helps not just your physical health but also your mental health.
Adding just two tablespoons of chia seeds to your daily diet will give you approximately seven grams of fiber, four grams of protein, 205 milligrams of calcium, and a whopping five grams of omega-3. Chia has both soluble and insoluble fiber, which is a great benefit. That’s why the seeds expand in liquids without losing any of the fiber content. If you consume four tablespoons per day of chia, you get 14 grams of fiber. By comparison, one packet of oatmeal has only four grams of fiber.
Need I say more?
I like the way this drink tastes, but you can experiment with different herbs or teas added to your drink as you go. I also like to put this in a mason jar with a lid on it so I can carry it around with me and drink it throughout the day, as the chia seeds expand more and more in the water. Try it for a few days and tell me you don’t feel like a million bucks!
You will need:
2 Tbs. chia seeds
juice of one half lemon
1 to 2 tsp. shredded ginger
raw honey to taste
boiling water to fill mug or jar
Put all ingredients in a mug or jar. Pour hot water over. Wait until desired temperature. Drink.
Any other ideas for this drink that you like to experiment with? Let me know in the comments below.