Sick of chugging down plain water all day? This Lemon Mint Chia Refresher is a wonderful change and ultimate thirst quencher. Not to mention, a dose of healthy omega-3s, fiber AND protein in your water!
Summer is just around the corner (feels like it’s been here already in CA) and I can’t stress enough how important it is to hydrate. Drinking adequate amounts of water before, during and after workouts is crucial, especially when outdoors. The increasing temperatures alone is cause for proper hydration. Water is the best thirst quencher out there, so avoid sugar laden beverages as they tend to make you even more thirsty.
This Lemon Mint Chia Refresher is the perfect (non-alcoholic) summer beverage on a hot day. I love my chia seeds and try to sneak them in wherever possible. They add a dose of omega-3 fatty acids that delivers huge health benefits – read more about them here. One serving of chia seeds also provides 6 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. Who knew you could get all of that in your water?!
Thanks to the lemon, you will not need or miss the sugar in this drink. Lemon is a natural flavor enhancer to perk up foods/beverages. The fresh mint is a soothing addition that makes this water extra refreshing. Fresh mint also helps with indigestion/inflammation and can help soothe nausea – more reason to add mint to your water!