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Health Tip of the Day: Healthy Energy Drink, Chia Fresca

Change up your usual morning routine of coffee or tea, with a natural energy drink that is super easy to make! If you're a consumer of traditional energy drinks, this is also a great swap out. Traditional energy drinks are full of sugar and send you into a nasty crash hours later. The Chia Fresca, as its name states, has chia seeds in the recipe. Not only are Chia seeds a natural form of energy, but in just 2 tbsp of the seeds you could benefit from 5 grams of omega 3 fatty acids, 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber, a whopping 18% of your total recommended daily calcium intake and all for just 137 calories. A great reason to try this recipe out! 

To make it:

Add water to your bottle leaving about 1/5 of the bottle free

Add in 2 tbsp Chia Seeds and quickly screw the lid back on and shake. If you don’t keep them constantly moving when they first hit the water, they will all stick together and you won’t get them apart!

Finally, top with your favorite fruit. Add a squeeze of fresh orange juice, some orange slices and frozen raspberries.

If you need that additional “kick” of caffine then add some cooled green tea

Some other great combinations:

Lemon, ginger & honey

Cucumber, coriander & lime

Mixed berry (blueberries, raspberries and strawberries)

Cucumber & honey dew melon

Lemon & lime

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