I’ve created this new variation of my Chia Fresca that’s even more nutritious, and has a wider range of flavor possibilities.
I ran out of oranges one day and had to come up with something. So I used what I had available. I used frozen organic pineapple, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and a scoop of the Madre Labs Immune Punch SuperFood blend. It was delicious! It was so good, this is what I’ve been drinking ever since.
Let me tell you about Madre Labs Immune Punch. This stuff is amazing. It’s a best-selling products, with hundreds of excellent reviews for good reason. I’ve been having this every day in my chia drink, and even though I’ve been staying up late, getting up early, not getting enough sleep, I’ve stayed healthy, and I think it’s because of this drink and all the amazing superfood and medicinal mushroom ingredients in the Immune Punch. You can buy it here.
I discovered the power of Immune Punch when I received some free sample packets of in my iHerb order. One day I could feel a cold coming on, so I decided to try it to see if it would knock out my cold.
I wanted something light and refreshing, tart and fruity. You know how it is when you start getting a cold and nothing appeals to you because you can’t taste as well? That was happening. So I made a smoothie with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, orange juice… and a sample packet of Madre Labs Immune Punch. WOW! It totally knocked my cold out. I was really impressed. I’ve done this a couple other times when I felt like I was going to get sick. It worked every time.
Juicy fruit works best. You could also use fruit juice. Fresh, raw fruit juice is best. That adds a bit more prep time though. One thing I like about using the frozen fruit is that it makes the drink a nice cool temperature.
1 tablespoon chia seeds
fresh or frozen fruit (use a juicy fruit like oranges, pineapple, peaches, berries)
1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
3-4 drops liquid stevia (I’ve been using cherry flavored liquid stevia. Here’s where you can buy it: cherry flavored liquid stevia.)
1 scoop Madre Labs Immune Punch
2 cups purified water (more or less)
Add everything to a blender container, blend on high until all the fruit has been blended. Ideally let stand for 10-15 minutes for the chia seeds to absorb water and hydrate themselves. Blend again to mix if desired and drink.
I use a pint-size Kerr canning jar, like you see here in the photo, because my Oster blender blade attachment fits on them perfectly. It’s the perfect size for this drink, and I make it and drink it from the same container, so less to wash up afterwards.
You can see the recipe for the original Chia Fresca (which I still enjoy) here: Chia Fresca.