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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!

BLUEBERRY CHIA COOLER
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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Delicious Summer Drink – Cantaloupe Chiller

Dylan and I had a wonderful day yesterday. We went to baby yoga at Amazing Births in Boca Raton. My friend Debra invited us to go with her son Thaddeus who is the same age as Dylan. We met up with her friend Andrea with her daughter Noa. After yoga, we had a raw food picnic in Sugar Sand Park. I will share more about our day in an upcoming post. On to the Cantaloupe Chiller….

It was a hot day at the park, so when I got home I needed something to help me cool off. I opened the fridge to see a half eaten cantaloupe on the shelf so I decided to try putting it in the vitamix with some ice cubes. YUMMY!! It blended in to the most fantastic, creamy fruity drink! What a great way to cool down after a beautiful day with friends.

Cantaloupe Chiller
1/2 Cantaloupe
5 ice cubes
Blend until smooth

cantaloupe chiller

Canataloupe Chiller

Canataloupe Chiller

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