I make my own herbal tea from the mint leaves grown here at the house and licorice root that I buy in bulk from my local health food grocer. I can’t believe how great it tastes–hot or cold! Have you ever had Aveda’s herbal tea? Well, my herbal tea tastes just like it, costs pennies a glass, and is kind of fun to play with!
Yesterday, I added chia seeds to my left over tea, stuck it in the fridge and enjoyed it as a snack later in the afternoon. The licorice root added a cool, herbal sweetness and the chia seeds plumped up beautifully to make a cool looking and tasting treat! I can tell you that this yoga belly was filled up and satisfied until dinner–all while adding only a few calories and a whole lot of good nutrition! I guess I should name this drink ‘pure awesomeness in a glass’! Give it a try and see what you think!
Chia seed herbal tea
Servings: 1-12 oz
14 oz room temperature herbal tea (make mine or use your favorite!)
2 T chia seeds (more or less to thicken to your desired consistency)
splash of natural sweetener, optional (according to your palate). If your tea contains licorice root, like mine, you probably won’t need to sweeten it!
splash of non-dairy milk or cream, optional (to make it more like a thai or english tea)
Add the chia seeds to the tea, stir well and let sit for 1 hour at room temp. Stir well and refrigerate if you like to drink cool tea. Otherwise, just drink it once the seeds are fully plumped up–usually good in a couple of hours! I love drinking it straight up, but you can add the non-dairy milk and/or natural sweetener to make things even more interesting. CHEERS!