Chia seeds! Chia means strength in the language of the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas.
The little superfood is packed with protein, fiber, healthy omega-3 fatty acids and many more nutrients so it’s a great nutritional boost!
Rachel visited a Mayan community in Tulum on the Yucatan Pennisula. Here she tried Agua de Chia, a hydrating drink containing chia seeds. Here’s a recipe...
2 cups water or coconut water
1.5 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice, or to taste
Sweetener, to taste
1. Add chia and water into a jar or glass and stir very well to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to swell up.
2. Add lime or lemon juice and sweetener to taste. Stir (or shake) well to combine and enjoy!