After a couple of weeks of misplaced January weather at the beginning of April, and a sprinkling of snow over the weekend, the weather warmed up today for the first sign of spring! And I responded in the best way I knew. By busting out one of my favorite warm weather drinks – this gorgeous Vanilla Pineapple Chia Fresca!
The difference between unsoaked basil and chia seeds. Basil seeds are black in color, while chia seeds are brown and mottled.
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The difference between soaked chia and basil seeds
The chia seeds are soaked in water for about 20-30 minutes to let them form that gelatinous layer. Basil seeds on the other hand will become jelly-like much faster than chia seeds, and will swell more in size as well. The addition of chia seeds (or basil seeds) makes this vanilla pineapple chia fresca surprisingly filling. Plus, with all the nutritional value of chia seeds – such as omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and other vitamins and minerals, this pineapple chia fresca also gives you a nice boost in energy while helping you cool down.
Blend the pineapple pieces along with 2 1/2 cups water in a blender.
Add 1 tablespoon bulged sabja seeds in each glass .
15 min Total Time
Drop in some ice-cubes and serve it immediately.
A cup of Pineapple juice contains Vitamin C , which is half of the recommended daily amount and vitamin C is important for strong immune system and fighting any infections. The bromelain acts as an anti-inflammatory that can soothe irritated airways.
There are additional benefits of pineapple juice which include: sore throat relief, arthritis and injury pain management. But before buying store bought juice, think twice because they have loaded sugar, preservatives and artificial flavors in them. So, why to buy those drinks when you can prepare at home.
You can add 2 tablespoons of sugar if you like but I don’t like any added sugar in my fruits, so skipped it.