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Strawberry kombucha with chia and vanilla – tasty, refreshing and full of power

Strawberry kombucha with chia and vanilla - tasty, refreshing and full of power

Hi dear kombucha friends,

today I want to bring a new kombucha recipe with strawberry and chia to you. Let´s go 🙂

Chia seeds – the ancient mayan staple

Chia is a blue flowering plant belonging to the mint family and due to its high percentage of fat it is counted as part of the oilseeds.
The plant is native to Mexico but today it is also grown in South America and Australia. 5000 years ago it was used as the main provider of energy for the Mayans, the term chia meant something like strength.

In the 15th century the Spanish brought the chia plant to europe. However, the plant was forgotten over time. Only in recent years a new hype developed surrounding the superfood. In the beginning the seeds were a true insider tip among athletes but by now they are a ‚must have‘ in every kitchen. A 100-gram helping of chia seeds contains about 440 kcal of which about 31% are fats and about 5% carbohydrates. The fats are among others unsaturated Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. The percentage of protein is 22% und therefore higher than in salmon. Other constituents are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin A and C.

But how healthy is the popular chia superfood

There are no long-term studies on chia seeds, therefore it isn’t possible to establish whether they have a positive or negative effect on health. Compared to other grain products chia seeds are gluten- free.

The correct preparation of chia seeds

It is necessary to keep in mind that chia seeds, same as flaxseeds, swell out strongly. Therefore, you should always consume the seeds together with a lot of water and let them soak in water beforehand. Always use twice as much water as chia seeds.

Some advice for vegans

Chia seeds and water are a good replacement for eggs when baking cakes or similar products. One egg is substituted by 1 tbsp. Chia seeds add 3 tbsp. of water and blend well. After a few minutes the egg substitute is ready.

Ground vs. whole chia seeds

When you grind the chia seeds you can reach all the nutrients by using a mixer, a coffee grinder or mortar. Leaving the chia seeds whole means that you’ll profit from all the fibres. You just have to decide for yourself.

This brings us to the delicious strawberry chia kombucha recipe.

For this easy strawberry chia kombucha recipe with vanilla you need those ingredients

Do you have everything? This is how to do your strawberry chia kombucha recipe with vanilla yourself!

  1. Add 100ml to the chia seeds and let them swell out
    Strawberry kombucha with chia and vanilla - tasty, refreshing and full of power - the chia seeds
  2. Then cut the strawberries into pieces
    Strawberry kombucha with chia and vanilla - tasty, refreshing and full of power - the strawberry
  3. Scratch the pulp out oft he vanilla pod
    Strawberry kombucha with chia and vanilla - tasty, refreshing and full of power - the vanilla
  4. Add everything to the mixer and add an additional 100ml
  5. Finally, pour in 400ml of kombucha and blend everything
    Strawberry kombucha with chia and vanilla - tasty, refreshing and full of power - the making of

Some advice: If you don’t want the chia seeds to be ground up, you should blend everything else and add the chia seeds at the end.

Strawberry kombucha with chia and vanilla - tasty, refreshing and full of power

Print Recipe
Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 50g chia seeds
  • 200ml water
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 400ml organic kombucha

Instructions

1

Add 100ml to the chia seeds and let them swell out

2

Then cut the strawberries into pieces

3

Scratch the pulp out oft he vanilla pod

4

Add everything to the mixer and add an additional 100ml

5

Finally, pour in 400ml of kombucha and blend everything

Notes

Some advice: If you don’t want the chia seeds to be ground up, you should blend everything else and add the chia seeds at the end

On a warm day the drink tastes especially nice with some crushed ice.

Strawberry kombucha with chia and vanilla - tasty, refreshing and full of power

Have fun whilst cooking and enjoy!

I wish you a lot of fun by making this kombucha smoothie recipe and I am very excited to hear your opinions about this delicious scoby recipe.

I would love to see some comments about your favourite recipes with kombucha tea and how you liked mine.

I am looking forward to see you again for my next recipes.

Petra

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