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!