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When expressing the importance and benefits of staying hydrated, I'm not just talking about drinking water. Many of you know that I've been talking about this very important topic since RFR began, but today I thought we could revisit some links and that I would share a few recipes that will support, educate & inspire you to stay super hydrated!
In addition to drinking plenty of good quality water, staying hydrated with freshly pressed organic fruit and vegetable juices, herbal teas, and the water of young thai coconuts are just as beneficial to your health. Whenever I talk about hydration, I have to include chia seeds into the the discussion because they are so amazing. If you haven't read about the impressive nutritional profiles of Thai coconuts or chia seeds, here are two very informative articles for you to absorb:
1 thai coconut, meat & water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raw honey or agave nectar
a generous pinch each of cinnamon & freshly grated nutmeg
Put all ingredients into a high speed blender and combine until smooth and creamy.
I have been soaking chia seeds in coconut water lately and enjoying them after my workouts with fruit! I knew they were nutritious, but not this fabulous! Thanks for the info, and the recipes sound great!
Thanks Amy - I admire your blog - great to have you here in the house!
♥ Rawesome recipes :)....I made a hot tea last night with soaked goji berries & fresh chopped ginger, stevia & spring water....next time i'll add lemon in the mix :) ox
Thanks Penni for reminding me about the Chia Chai Smoothie! I'll be having that tomorrow! Gotta love chia seeds.
Thank You Penni, will definitely be trying these recipes ! They sound delish ! xx
I made the coconut/chia/custard shake last night - ooooo la la - so yummy!!
Thanks for the reminder of the Chia Breakfast Pudding, Penni. I just copied it and e-mailed to my Son in Phoenix, AZ. Up till now, he has only used Chia seeds sprinkled on salads and in his beverages for extra hydration. I hope he will be tempted to buy a box of Almond Milk and try this easy recipe. Or perhaps . . . Mom will have to surprise him with a another Care Package with all the ingredients like I had to do when I kept preaching Chia Seeds for hydrating. He has since called to report all the good effects besides hydration he is experiencing. Hooray for Chia Seeds : )
Yum, I love chia and really want to try the Chia Chai smoothie...that is fun to type..LOL
Thanks for sharing...I love Chia seeds in the morning....chia seeds, filtered water, stevia & goji berries...soaked overnight.....have to try these recipes....Have a wonderful day.
I made the chia chai smoothie today and with a few tweeks in amounts of things it turned out deeeelicious! Thank you again Penni for sharing!