This creamy and refreshing beverage is bursting with sweetness, tang, and texture. What’s more, the addition of fresh raspberries promotes fat loss, and coconut water keeps you hydrated! Woo-hoo!
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Raspberry Lime Chia Cooler
(Makes about one 16-ounce serving)
Time: 10 minutes (includes prep time)
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 medium lime, juiced, about 2 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut water
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 5 ice cubes
- Using Vitamix or other high-speed blender, combine all ingredients and blend for 1 minute on high. Enjoy immediately.
Did You Know?
Chia seeds (yes, as in the Chia Pet) are a relative of the mint family and are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available to us. These powerful little seeds have been enjoyed in South America for thousands of years and were revered by ancient warriors for promoting energy sustainability and hydration. Chia seeds offer a perfect 3:1 omega-3 to omega-6 ratio, 35 percent dietary fiber by weight, loads of antioxidants, and all the essential amino acids, making them a complete protein.
When combined with liquid, they expand to nine times their size, providing volume and emulsification for smoothies, dressings, puddings, and other desserts. When mixed with juice or coconut water, they create a refreshing tonic that increases and helps maintain hydration.
Photo and recipe courtesy Balanced Raw: Combine Raw and Cooked Foods for Optimal Health, Weight Loss, and Vitality Burst: A Four-Week Program by Tina Leigh.