Try This Out: Refreshing Hibiscus Chia Drink Recipe


| 10/13/2011 5:42:53 PM


Tags: Chia, Berries, Tea, Cooler, Recipe, Hibiscus, Erin McIntosh,

E.McIntoshErin McIntosh is the communications manager at Mountain Rose Herbs and a graduate of the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. To see all of Erin McIntosh's guest blogs, check out Herbal Living. 

Chia (Salvia hispanica) is a beautiful flowering herb in the mint family native to Central America. When soaked in water, the mucilaginous nature of the seed makes chia a diverse ingredient for smoothies, baked goods, sprouting, and soothing drinks. These marbled black, gray, and cream colored seeds are little treasure troves of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and antioxidants!

This Hibiscus Chia Drink recipe gives the traditional chia fresca drink a creative twist. The tartness of hibiscus tea paired with the sweetness of honey and the viscous chia gel come together in superbly refreshing harmony. This chia seed drink will also help you harness the health benefits of chia seed; not only delicious and nourishing, it is the perfect demulcent treat to help soothe and relax mucus membranes in your digestive system that may be irritated by acid reflux or ulcers.      

 Chia Cooler 

Hibiscus Chia Drink

• 1 tablespoon organic Hibiscus High Tea (or a mix of dried hibiscus, lemongrass, peppermint and orange peel)
• 1 tablespoon organic hibiscus flowers, dried
• 1 handful fresh or frozen berries, mashed
• 2 tablespoons raw local honey
• 3 to 4 tablespoons organic chia eeds

1. Make a quart of tea using the Hibiscus High and hibiscus flowers.




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