Raw Food Dessert – Blueberry Chia Cooler

This is one of my new favorites! And it is so easy to make. Just blend the ingredients below in your vitamix or blender!

1 cup frozen blueberries (you can use fresh blueberries; just add a couple of extra ice cubes)
1/4 banana
1/4 cup chia seed gel (instructions below)
About 4 ice cubes
Stevia to taste (or no sweetener is your blueberries and bananas are sweet!)

Power up the vitamix and pour into your favorite chilled glass!

Why Chia Seed?? They are high in Omega 3 and Omega 6, calcium and protein! They are also super hydrating which is perfect for a hot summer day. You buy the chia seeds and then make the gel because chia seeds alone absorb water. If eaten alone they can absorb water from your intestinal tract which can cause dehydration (defeating the purpose of this hydrating drink!)

How to make Chia Seed Gel
I learned this from my friend, Rene Oswald. She has a great book called “Transitioning to Living Cuisine” which gives you the instructions on making this ‘oh so healthy’ concoction!
1/4 cup chia seed
2 cups water
Put 2 cups water in container. SLOWLY pour Chia Seed into water while whisking. Let sit for 4 min and whisk again. Let sit for 10 minutes and then refrigerate!

Blueberry Chia Cooler

Blueberry Chia Cooler


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    margaret said,

    Great recipe!

    BTW, you said, “They are high in Omega 3 and Omega 6” which is true. However, our diets are already overloaded with Omega 6 fatty acids and there is some evidence that this imbalance contributes to heart disease, alzheimers, and every other modern ailment.

    Our challenge is to increase the amount of omega-3s and DECREASE the omega-6s. Chia is much higher in omega-3s, which is good.

    Visit my website for more chia recipes and more info on the omega-3 to 6 ratio.

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