// Chia Chia//
Today I discovered drinking juice and chia seeds. Apparently, the benefits of chia seeds (aside from their pretty intense nutritional value) is up for debate (some different perspectives here and here). Chia lovers claim that the seed has myriad values beyond the undisputed high levels of omega-3s that the chia packs. Others say that there’s been no scientific proof that the chia can “make you skinny” (one of the most popular claims laid by chia fanatics).
However, on a purely “that’s kinda neat” level, chia seeds are fun to drink in juice. They’re kind of like tiny boba beads and they feel really cool sliding down your throat. I drank mine in a GT Dave’s Synergy kombucha. And yes, I was drinking kombucha with chia seeds in it which makes me that kind of person (please see the definition of “yippie” below).
But I honestly really like kombucha. I love things that are fermented and fizzy and fruity. I should say, I really like GT Dave’s Enlightened Synergy kombucha, I haven’t tried any of the others because I fear change. A coffee shop on campus sells them and I kept seeing every Boulderite worth her Newtons drinking them, so of course I gave them a try. They’re light, juicy and terribly delicious if you don’t mind the slightly vinegar-y smell — which I don’t. A few times a week I try to drink a multi-green one because it’s a hell of a lot better tasting than any other way I’ve found to put algae into stuff.
So there, I’ve discussed some ridiculously yippie* things to drink. I’m going to buy some chia seeds at WhoFo (or wherever) later this week and try them out in some of my other favorite juices. I’ve been working on an aloe/cranberry/coconut water mix that would probably go great with some chia seeds… Or basil lemonade… The possibilities are endless.
*yippie: when a yuppie and a hippie have a baby they get a Boulderite - or a yippie.
(I freely admit to being a yippie)