Did you know that “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength”? If that doesn’t deserve its own workout drink, I don’t know what does. Chia seed drinks are quickly trending in high-end health food stores, but like most bottled beverages, they’re high in sugar. I love adding chia seeds to my juices and smoothies for their healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and even calcium. The combination helps post- workout muscle building and keeps your blood-sugar even for hours resulting in steady energy. While you can add chia seeds to anything, I love this refreshing, ultra-hydrating recipe.
Minty-Fresh Post-Workout Juice
Handful of romaine, arugula, or watercress Handful of mint
1 tsp chia seeds
1 cup coconut water
1⁄2 green apple
Linda Baldwin is the team leader at Intelligent Gourmet where she serves as a chef and Certified Health Coach. She decided to become a health counselor to fulfill her passion of working with individuals, family’s and children to improve their health and family life. Linda received her training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a member in good standing of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants, and has obtained continuing Education in nutrition from Purchase College, State University of New York. Linda and her team lead workshops on obtaining a healthy lifestyle through food and offers individual health coaching to adults and families. Instagram.com/intelligentgourmet “ JUICING = becoming a high-energy, healthy, glowing, nutrient-absorbing machine! ”