Chocolate Power Water

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Cacao-infused water with bits of chia seeds for a high-fiber, hydrating drink that will power up your afternoon and cleanse your body.

Chia and I are best pals. When I don’t want to add fruit to my smoothies, I use chia. Blend, leave to thicken and BOOM! Thick smoothie, sans banana.

Chia is also a fabulous natural source of energy. Soaked in water, Aztecs used the drink to amp up their stamina when preparing for war.

Aaand (because pre-war stamina may not be your thing…) chia also has the ability to make your bowels happy.

used by the Aztecs to prepare stamina for war; a very natural energy drink. – See more at: http://www.mamanatural.com/how-to-make-your-own-chia-seed-drink/#sthash.2jQzewTw.dpuf

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Ever tried munching down on a handful of chia? Don’t. It took me over an hour to get all of the sticky bits out of my teeth.

What you should do is mix chia with coconut water and a bit of chocolate (for good measure). The energy- boosting benefits of chia + the electrolytes in coconut water makes the perfect all-natural energy combo.

No sticky bits in teeth, smiling bowels and stamina for… well, whatever really.

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Click here to get my Chocolate Power Water Recipe - I shared it on Daily Bites Blog this morning.

Free of refined sugars, flavors, and anything artificial. This chocolate water will hydrate, refresh and eliminate toxins safely and effectively.

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  1. Lol, chia in your teeth! Sometimes I like dunking my banana into a little bowl of chia: it’s delicious and crunchy, but like you mentioned it sticks in my teeth. Mostly I just tell people that they’re bugs stuck in my teeth, but your option is a little less socially awkward.

  2. Im knew to this kind of eating but mostly have enjoyed the receipes I’ve tried. I did not like the choc powwer water receipe. It was grainy and not very choc at all. yuk Sorry, but I’ll keep trying things out. I’m glad I found you.

    • Hi Jerryann! I’m sorry that you feel that way. Did you use regular cocoa powder? Or the cacao powder that I linked up to in the recipe? Cacao makes a HUGE difference. It’s a lot richer and not chalky like regular cocoa powder. I’m happy that you’ll still stick around, though. And definitely, if you get your paws on cacao powder, you should please, please try to make this again!

  3. Since I am am a nervous wreck about to have surgery on my shoulder and have been craving chocolate and sugar and needing to hydrate I would make your Chocolate power water in the vita mix! I know easy peasy , but it caught my attention and I really need to get a hold of my chocolate cravings and my hydration issues.

    • Hi Pamela! When are you scheduled to have your surgery? I will be thinking of you ;) And, perhaps you could make this ahead of time to snack on when you get home?

  4. Lol, chia in your teeth! Sometimes I like dunking my banana into a little bowl of chia: it’s delicious and crunchy, but like you mentioned it sticks in my teeth. Mostly I just tell people that they’re bugs stuck in my teeth, but your option is a little less socially awkward.

    • Bahaha bugs! I went to pack up the cooler last night (we are out camping this weekend) and there was chia stuck ALL OVER the inside of the cooler. They looked like little bugs at first and totally freaked me out! Yes, bugs in teeth… hawt.

  5. Hi Leanne, I want to purchase your Vibrant Life book but I don’t own a juicer. Is there a way to juice without one using a blender or food processor? If not, is there a juicer you recommend? Thanks.

    • Hi Beverly! Heck yes there is! I explain how to do it in the book. You can use a blender, no problem :) If you want to spend less than $150 or so, the Breville Juice Fountain is a good purchase. You can’t store the juices for too long (because of the oxygenation), but it does a great job. You can find them secondhand on Kijiji and other sites like that. I have an Omega 8006 and LOVE it. I think it was about $300 but I have seen them on Kijiji for as low as $100. I hope that helps (and that you enjoy my book if you decide it’s right for you)

  6. Mmm this is a perfect way to get my chocolate fix! Did you know we go through chia seeds like mad? My husband adds them to his oatmeal, me to my smoothies, they just do not last long here :)

    • Wow, I wish Kevin would get into the habit of using chia on his breakfast… that’s fabulous! We bought a bag of chia a couple of months ago from Costco and it’s STILL in the freezer!

  7. Sounds Yummy! I do get a little weirded out by the consistency of chia in liquids, but I think I’ll try overcoming that for this one!

    • Hey Rita – you could try blending it! You’ll still get all of the benefits without the weird consistency. Once blended, just let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours.

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