Chia & Açai Fresca


I hear a soft bounce and walk into Elsa’s room. She is lying on the floor right beside her bed, sleeping with the teddy bear as a pillow. I’m not sure why she does this, but it’s not the first time she crawls down from the bed in the middle of the night. It looks so uncomfortable there on the floor, but somehow she seems surprisingly peaceful. With only hours, days or weeks (hopefully not) left until Elsa’s little brother arrives, I have come to think a lot about her and how our family of three soon will have a new dynamic. I lie down next to her on the floor, hug her closely and whisper in her ear that her mom and I won’t love her a second less when little brother arrives. But we just might be a little busier.

And the same goes to you friends. We have so many recipes that we are dying to share with you. But at this very moment we are a little busy nesting at home. Hugging each other and waiting for the grumpy, vegetable hating little monster that he just might turn out to be (but hopefully the opposite!). We are also still living without a working kitchen, so instead of sharing the recipe that we had intended, we have this simple Chia & Açai Fresca that we recorded a while back and just published on our YouTube channel. It’s a cooling drink that couldn’t be more perfect for these warm summer days. If you can’t find açai powder, you can use dried blueberry powder or any dried superfood powder of choice. Hope you like the video. We have just filmed a whole bunch of new recipes, so they will keep coming.

Chia Fresca
Makes 3 cups / 750 ml

6 tbsp chia seeds
3 tsp dried acai powder or pomegranate, blueberry, wheatgrass, chlorella etc.
3 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp maple syrup or raw honey
3 cups / 750 ml (filtered) water

Measure out 3 cups of water, preferable filtered. Add chia seeds, acai powder, lemon juice and maple syrup and stir to combine. Pour into a bottle. Place in the fridge and let sit for a couple of hours or overnight.
The chia seeds will expand with the liquid and turn gel-like. Shake before drinking. And serve with lots of ice.
Keeps for 3-5 days in the fridge.