A little while ago, I was talking to someone who had been struggling with cravings for as long as he could remember.
During the day he followed a pretty decent diet, and he also worked out regularly, but every evening he would ruin all this — as well as his chances of finally losing weight — because of an irresistible longing for chips, cookies and other unhealthy snacks.
I often deal with cravings in my work as an orthomolecular nutritionist, and I advised him to try out this super-easy chia drinkrecipe:
1/2 cup of purified water
1/2 cup of coconut water
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. fruit juice, e.g. pineapple or blueberry
Juice of half a lime
In a blender, soak the chia seeds in coconut water for 15 minutes.
Add the fruit and lime juice and blend briefly.
Personally, I always make this drink about half an hour before working out, or to prevent the all-too-common afternoon slump.
My client promised he'd give it a try, and when I talked to him again a couple of weeks later he was totally thrilled!
He'd been using this drink two times daily and not only were his cravings completely gone, he also felt a lot fitter and had already lost a significant amount of weight
Did you know Ginger and Mango both boost your metabolism? Along with
boosting your metabolism ginger also is a natural pain reliever, from
migraines to menstrual cramps ginger heals a lot of pain. It also helps
reduce morning or motion sickness and banishes heart burn! Mangos not
only boost metabolism, they also aid in digestion, boost your memory and
increases your sex drive! This one little drink will do a lot for your
body, so make a big pitcher today and enjoy.
I have made this in a 2 liter pitcher, in a giant sun tea container
and in a cleaned out venti Starbucks cup. This recipe is for the
largest, the 4 liter sun tea pitcher. If you want to do a smaller
pitcher cut the recipe in half, in a small cup use just one very thin
slice of ginger and 1/8 cup mango.
You can use fresh or frozen mango, I like frozen because I don’t have
to cut and it is always picked at the peak of the season and frozen so
if I can’t get mango…