food as medicine.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

– Thomas Edison

food is powerful.

THE FORK IS YOUR MOST POWERFUL TOOL TO CHANGE YOUR HEALTH AND THE PLANET;  FOOD IS THE MOST POWERFUL MEDICINE TO HEAL CHRONIC ILLNESS.

– DR. MARK HYMAN

the sprouted life’s favorites {raspberry chia seed lemonade}

by | May 1, 2012 | Smoothies & Drinks

a few months ago i was making one of those “mad dash” shopping trips at whole foods around lunch time.  i have learned that i should never, ever shop when i am hungry.  i have zero self control. anyway, i managed to get out of the store without grabbing a lot of extras except for a bottle of cranberry chia seed lemonade.  it looked interesting & bonus, it was on sale. i loved it.  the texture is a little odd the first time you drink it, but other than that you never notice the chia seeds.  our family is already a lover of fresh squeezed lemonade, so why not add more fiber & omega fats?  we always have fresh lemons in our house (i buy 10 lbs of organic lemons every month in my azure standard order) and those only last us about 2-3 weeks.  so if you are looking for a refreshing summer drink, definitely try some chia seed lemonade. we typically just make ours by the glass & raspberries are not necessary…the plain lemon is wonderful also.

 

 

raspberry chia seed lemonade
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Recipe type: drink
 
a quick refreshing summer drink, packed full of nutrients
Ingredients
  • 2 organic lemons
  • handful of raspberries (or any desired fruit)
  • 3 Tbps. chia seeds
  • 16 ounces of water
  • splash of maple syrup (per desired sweetness)
Instructions
  1. use a citrus juicer or hand squeeze the lemons
  2. juice the raspberries or crush up with a mortar.
  3. mix lemons, juiced raspberries & 16 ounces of water
  4. add a splash of maple syrup and stir
  5. taste to check sweetness, add more maple syrup if needed
  6. add in chia seeds and stir throughly
  7. let set for about 5 minutes before drinking (chia seeds need to hydrate)
Notes
we like our lemonade tart, so i use just a splash of maple syrup, but you can mix it to desired sweetness. *maple syrup will settle on bottom, so make sure to stir it in well.

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