This refreshing raspberry chia drink is packed full of fiber but low in carbs.
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This was my first time using chia!!! Chia seeds are pretty easy to buy these days, either in supermarkets or online. Their carbohydrate content is almost entirely fiber, making them a “free” food for low carbers.
Chia seeds DO need some advanced planning, but it isn’t complicated! Simply mix water and chia together in a bowl, cover, and leave overnight. By the morning the seeds will have absorbed some of the water and had taken on a sort of frogspawny appearance.
Make a quick puree by simmering raspberries, a couple of tablespoons of water and a little bit of sweetener together. Both fresh or frozen raspberries work well for this recipe. At this point you could strain the puree but my feeling is that in a chia seed drink it really doesn’t matter if there are raspberry seeds in there too!
Leave the puree to cool, then mix together the chia and water mixture. For a longer drink you may like to add more water.
Chia seeds have such a funny texture but I find strangely addictive! What do you think?
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup fresh raspberries
- low carb sweetener to taste
- 2 tbs water
Prepare the chia the night before by soaking them in ½ cup water overnight.
Place the raspberries, two tablespoons of water and sweetener (if using) in a saucepan, and simmer until a rough puree has formed. Strain if desired.
- After the puree has cooled, combine it with the chia and water mixture. Mix well, and add more water if liked.
2g net carbs per serving plus sweetener of choice.
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