I consider myself a well-seasoned plant based foodie at this point, since I’ve been around the block a few times with living the farm to table life…
Although I DO admit, I get stuck in a rut, every so often with meal preparation. I am continuously transforming my kitchen in to a never ending science lab – creating and concocting new innovations, so this next recipe came naturally!
When temperatures get dry and time seems to be speeding up with seasonal changes, I turn to the mighty “Chia seed”. “Chia” means “Strength” in Mayan language, and the tiny seeds are just that — STROOOOOOOOOONG!
Not only are these seeds high in fiber, but they beautify you from the inside out with their anti-aging properties – think collagen boosting and hydrating at the SAME TIME! Strong bones, healthy digestive tracts, high in protein AND a heart savior, what’s not to LOVE??!!! Did you know that 1 spoonful of these little balls can sustain you for a good 24 hours?!
So we came up with a little Spring cleaning for your inners ; ) CHA- CHA- CHA- CHIIIIIAAAAAA!
I love this elixir to kick off my mornings, dive in!
*WARNING: May cause bloating, Soak seeds prior to consumption to reduce these effects ; )
*I love making a big batch of this gangly goo to store in the fridge for a quick sluuuuuuuuurp!
Morning Elixir Cleanse
- 1 tablespoon whole dark chia seeds – I use Navitas Natural
- Fresh juice from 1/2 lemon
- 3 tablespoon raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar – I use Bragg’s
- 1 1/2 cup warm water or a traditional green tea
- Dash of rosemary – optional
- Fresh juice from ginger root – approximate out 3 tablespoons
- Mix all ingredients together and set aside for up to 10 minutes. Stir the mixture to thoroughly combine all items.
- When a gel consistency forms… DRINK !
Why do a cleanse like this if you don’t have good ingredients. Don’t settle for anything less than top quality. I have tapped in to many brands of chia, as of now, there is only one clear winner: Navitas Naturals.
I am always looking for new competitors out there to review, so send me your favorites brands! – – – firstname.lastname@example.org
Think of this elixir the same as you would a SPRING [ YAY ! } cleaning for your closets. It’s time to weed out the nasty’s and only keep those crown jewels… gut health never tasted so good!
…Just Bein’ Honest…True Food for Thought.
*Photo cred: inset image #2- vegetarianatheart