I can’t tell you how many times I order something at a restaurant and utter to myself, “I could totally make this at home.” Then I proceed to go to the store, buy all the ingredients listed on the menu and get to work in the kitchen. More often than not, my creations pale in comparison to the original. But sometimes I luck out. Such is the case with the recipe I’m sharing with you today: Orange Ginger Chia Water.
Before I get to the recipe, let’s talk about chia seeds. I was introduced to these seeds a few years ago. They’re nutritional powerhouses, chock full of fiber, Omega 3s, antioxidants and vitamins. Basically, they’re crazy good for you.
I’ve used chia seeds to make chia pudding (I love this simple recipe), I’ve added them to my oatmeal, and I’ve noshed on Chia Bars. But I had never tried them in “drink” form until about a month ago when I went to lunch with a friend at LYFE Kitchen. If you’re not familiar with LYFE, it’s a chain of restaurants in a handful of states. Here’s the best part: Every item on their menu is under 600 calories. If you have a chance to eat there, definitely do. And order the Pizzadilla. You won’t regret it. Seriously.
Anyhow, they have a section of drinks on their menu called LYFE waters – basically a bunch of naturally flavored waters. My friend and I both tried the Orange Ginger Chia Water and it was AH.MAZ.ING. It was so good that my friend said I absolutely had to try to recreate it for my blog. And given my propensity to want to “DIY” things, I was up for the challenge.Continue Reading…