You’ve all heard about lemon – ginger combo that “miraculously” makes you lose weight, right?
Well, I don’t know about that. I mean, I drank so much lemons and gingers that I should have been a top model by now and yet… akhem… I’m not. And that’s the least of my worries. I just make a fresh pot every day and sip this zesty, spicy and delicious beverage throughout the day.
Do you like it? What do you sip throughout the day?
And being a coffee person all the way, I find this tea very refreshing and uplifting, especially when cooled down and served not in a cup but in a nice, thin and tall glass with couple of straws. So after I’ve had my mandatory morning coffee, another one could be too much and if I think of it during the day or feel a bit “down”, I just reach for a new glass of lemon ginger tea and the effect is more than coffee – like. I’m refreshed, hydrated, new and ready for new conundrums around my kitchen.
Speaking of hydration, I got an idea for this post from my friend Natalie and her Blueberry Lime Chia Fresca recipe where she discussed our hydration needs, especially during summer. Chia, you say? In a beverage? Hm. Now that can only be good, but better!, thought I. So in my lemon ginger tea Chia it went!
Apart from her Chia Fresca recipe, on Natalie’s blog Natalie’s Food and Health you will find plethora of recipes, advices and uplifting motivation points on health living, weight loss, all in a nice and relaxed way, with beautiful, rich and healthy platters of delicious meals, beverages and sweets for any day!
And I really don’t have to preach about Chia seeds to you. One of the great Superfoods, makes everything bursting with energy and nutrients when added!
Lemon&Ginger Chia Fresca is eager to refresh, hydrate and cool you down in thursty summer days! Zesty, spicy, all the way healthy, makes an ideal beverage!
Inspired by Blueberry Lime Chia Fresca by Natalie's Food and Health
- 50 g (little less than 1/4 cup) fresh ginger sliced
- 1/2 lemon (or lime), juice and pulp use zest only if you have bio lemons
- 1 1/2 l (6 cups) water
- 4 - 5 tbsp Chia seeds
Put the water on the stove and when it boils, turn the heat off. Drop the ginger and lemon in the water.
Cover the lid and let it steep for awhile.
This ammount of lemon and ginger makes this beverage pretty spicy and zesty. In hours, this tea will get stronger so have that in mind. So you can either take lemons and ginger out or just dilute Fresca with more water if you like. In any case, before adding Chia seeds remove ginger and lemon.
When Fresca reaches room temperature, add Chia seeds. Stir well so the Chia doesn't end up in lumps, which she likes to do 😉
Serve whenever and however cooled, with a straw, in a cup or a thin, tall glass, garnished with lemons or mint... indulge yourself! 🙂
So, what do you think of it? Did I convince you to try this great beverage?
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