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Detox Chia Fresca

This delicious detox chia fresca drink is made with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins, support healthy digestion and help your skin glow!

DETOX CHIA FRESCA -- with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins and hydrate your system!

After a long holiday weekend, my body tends to crave something hydrating and detoxifying. And that’s exactly what we’ve got with this detox chia fresca! It’s energizing, delicious, simple to make and oh-so-delicious!

Chia seeds are truly a superfood. Not only are they packed with fiber, but they’re rich in antioxidants, protein and healthy fats. They were even used by ancient Aztec tribespeople as a way to stay fueled for long days hunting and gathering water.

One thing they discovered is that you can actually drink chia seeds too. Just stir them up with a little water and you’ve got an all-natural energy drink that requires zero prep time and only two ingredients: chia and water.

DETOX CHIA FRESCA -- with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins and hydrate your system!

But today we’re jazzing the traditional chia fresca by adding citrus juice and spirulina. My goal with this drink was to give you something that helps detox your system but doesn’t taste like dirt (or in this case seaweed). So here’s what we’re working with:

Grapefruit Juice: of course we all know that citruses, especially oranges and grapefruit, are high in vitamin C, but what I love is that grapefruit has an alkalizing effect on our bodies and digestive system. It also has a fat-burning enzyme which has been shown to support the body’s metabolism and encourage weight loss.

Lemon Juice: this has so many amazing benefits, but some of my favorites are that lemon juice aids in digestion and detoxification. It supports your liver and helps keep things moving through your body. And when your liver is functioning properly, your body is able to rid toxins from your system.

Spirulina: spirulina is a blue-green algae that’s found in pristine freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers. It’s packed with vitamins and minerals, helps almost every organ in our body AND it’s high in protein. It also has 4x the antioxidants of blueberries, supports a healthy gut and immune system and it helps to pull toxins from the body.

DETOX CHIA FRESCA -- with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins and hydrate your system!

DETOX CHIA FRESCA -- with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins and hydrate your system!

One thing I will say about spirulina is that it has a very strong flavor. It definitely tastes like seaweed (which it is), and can be quite overpowering if it’s not paired with other strong flavors.

I personally like to combine it with chocolate, or toss some into my smoothie, so when I first came up with this chia fresca combination, I was a little worried that the spirulina would still be a bit much, but after the first sip I was hooked. It is absolutely delicious!

DETOX CHIA FRESCA -- with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins and hydrate your system!

This detox chia fresca is refreshing, citrus-y, bright and serves as the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! It’s sweet (without any added sugar), is packed with antioxidants, rich in vitamins and minerals, and does wonders for your digestive system. Not to mention, these ingredients are also considered “beauty foods” meaning they’re great for your skin, hair and nails.

So basically, this chia fresca…

Promotes detoxification
Provides natural energy
Is an easy and healthy snack
Supports your immune system
Boosts your metabolism
AND helps you have glowing skin, hair and nails

You in? I sure am. BRING. IT. ON! Honestly, I know you’re going to love this drink and I think we’ll be sipping on it all summer long!

This delicious DETOX CHIA FRESCA drink is made with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins, support healthy digestion and help your skin glow!

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Detox Chia Fresca

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Preparation 0:15 2017-06-11T00:15:00+00:00
Cook Time 0:00 2017-06-11T00:00:00+00:00
Total Time 0:15 2017-06-11T00:15:00+00:00

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 This delicious detox chia fresca drink is made with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins, support healthy digestion and help your skin glow!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a mason jar, screw on the lid and shake until fully combined.
  2. Place mason jar in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to allow the chia seeds to gel.
  3. Enjoy as is or grapefruit slices for garnish!

by Alyssa

Recipe Notes

 

DETOX CHIA FRESCA -- with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins and hydrate your system!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 319kcal Calories from fat 135
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 27mg 1%
Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 18g
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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Calories 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 25g 80g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

 

 

This delicious DETOX CHIA FRESCA drink is made with grapefruit, lemon and spirulina to help flush toxins, support healthy digestion and help your skin glow!

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