BeveragesLemon Lime Chia Seed Fresca Drink

Lemon Lime Chia Seed Fresca Drink

Lemon Lime Chia Seed Fresca drink recipe is a delicious refreshing drink that just makes you feel better and should be part of any clean eating menu plan.

I have to admit that I include this beverage in my morning breakfast meal because it creates a feeling of being satisfyingly full and I have fewer cravings therefore I eat less. Anything that is good for me, tastes great and inhibits appetite naturally makes me do a happy dance because honestly that does not happen often in my life. Normally, it is me drinking as quickly as possible a kale smoothie and dreading having to do it again.

I know kale smoothies are good for me but they suck in the flavor department. P.S – If you are making a kale smoothie, add apple and carrot to sweeten it up.

Here are some amazing facts about Chia Seeds:

  • Did you Chia Seeds provides four times more antioxidants than blueberries? Antioxidants are vital to stopping the damage caused by free radicals (disease causing).

  • Two tablespoons of Chia Seeds contain 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium, 35% phosphorus, 24% magnesium and about 50% manganese. These nutrients help maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Chia seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3 fatty acids so eating them improves cognitive performance, reduce inflammation and reduce high cholesterol.

  • 2 teaspoons of Chia Seeds deliver 10 grams of fiber which is the equivalent to one third of the recommended daily intake. Fiber is vital for regulating bowel function and decreases inflammation throughout the whole body.

  • Although chia is a whole grain, it is completely free of gluten so it is suitable for everyone. This makes an ideal replacement of various foods that are staples in our diet rich in gluten.

  • 14 percent of a chia seed is high quality protein which is vital to achieve weight reduction by replacing fat with muscle. We all know muscle burns calories in the body. 1 lb of fat is 5 TIMES BIGGER than 1 lb of muscle.

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