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Daterade Chia Energy Sports Drink

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This is for all you Chia-Athletics! The Aztecs and Mayans are known to have consumed chia seeds regularly, grinding them into flour, pressing them for oil and drinking them straight with water.   The Aztec warriors used chia seeds as a source of fuel before going into battle to boost endurance and stamina. Back then, chia seeds were considered to be almost magical because of their ability to increase stamina and sustain energy over long periods of time.

But chia seeds are not the only natural energizing, amazing ingredient used in this sports drink…dates!  Medjool dates are high in potassium to help balance your sodium levels and release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Medjools also contain copper, magnesium, and manganese.  They provide “good carbs,” rating low to low/medium on the Glycemic Index (GI).  A diet rich in low-GI carbs keeps your blood sugar stable, helping maintain healthy weight and ensuring that you enjoy sustained energy without the crash you can get from snack bars and processed foods.

I used 10 dates when I made this drink.  You can use more or less, it all depends on your taste buds.  This would be a wonderful drink to make up in single serving jars and keep stored in the fridge.  Grab and go as needed!

Ingredients: yields 6 cups

  • 5 cups water
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Preparation:

  1. In the blender combine the water and dates.  Blend until the dates are liquified.
  2. Pour into a large jar and add chia seeds.  Place the lid on and shake vigorously.
  3. Place in fridge to thick for 30+ minutes.  The longer it sits the more suspended the chia seeds get after shaking.

 

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17 thoughts on “Daterade Chia Energy Sports Drink

  1. Jacob Carstens says:

    Dear Amie Sue, in the receipe you write 1/4 chia seeds – im curious, is that 1/4 cup or ??
    Regards Jacob

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Jacob… 1/4 cup. Thank you for finding that mistake. I added “cup”. Have a great week! amie sue

  2. Ayoka says:

    Hi!
    First of all: Thank you for your lovely yummy posts! Love your pictures!! :-)
    As for dates: I always thought dates were quite high in GI – even higher than honey. Do you have any more information about the GI of alternative sweeteners? Would love to have some sort of list… :-)
    Greetings from Germany!
    Ayoka

  3. Lesley says:

    Hi Amie-Sue. I love your recipes. I saw your comment on my e-mail about opening a store in AZ. That’s where I live and was wondering where in AZ.is your store?
    Lesley

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Lesley…

      My husband and I own a chain of used (little new) book stores, which also sells electronics, musical instruments, etc. We have 1 in Flagstaff, 1 in Mesa, 1 in Phoenix and 3 in Tucson. Now we added a new store again in Tucson but this time it is a new format.. same concept as the book stores except this new store sells new and used sporting and outdoor equipment. Here is a link to the bookstore http://bookmans.com/. There is a link to see pictures of the sporting store on the right side. Anyway, you can read about our company there. Where do you live in AZ? Have a blessed and wonderful day, amie sue

      • Lesley says:

        I live in Tempe, which is close to Mesa. I will check out your link for Bookman’s and get the address. I do remember seeing a Bookman’s store in Phoenix when I lived over there. I will take a ride over and check out your store.
        Thanks!

  4. Ayoka says:

    Hi Amie-Sue!
    Thank you very much for the links – I’ll check them out as soon as I find the time :-)
    I love coconut sugar (not raw but delicious!) and use it in my raw chocolate delicacies. So good! :-)
    Have a great day!
    Ayoka

  5. Brittany says:

    Wow! I can’t believe you guys own Bookmans! I just moved from Scottsdale, AZ to Miami, AZ, and my husband and I often frequent Bookmans. I’m really hoping to start a raw food diet and get healthy!

    • amie-sue says:

      Good evening Brittany,

      I hope that your move went smooth. :) We just opened a new store in Tucson that is the same concept as Bookmans but with sporting and outdoor equipment. It is a gorgeous store and we hope the community embraces it as much as the book stores. Good luck on your healthy eating journey! I am here to help if you have questions. I may not always know the answers but I will do my best to support and help you. Have a blessed evening, amie sue

  6. Diana says:

    Yummy stuff and so refreshing. This is a great replacement for any sports drink. We drink it while out golfing at 100+ degrees. Thanks!

  7. Stephanie says:

    Hi Amie-Sue, I am helping a friend of mine in Alberta, Canada who is introducing a 14 day detox for people wanting to restart and give their bodies a fresh start from whatever ails them and helps their body get rid of toxins it may be harbouring. I have come across your website and love many of the recipes you provide. I was wondering if I could use some of your recipes as a compilation of recipes I have been using already to help these people come out of detox and for those wanting to continue raw, or at least have a way to incorporate a cleaner, healthier way of eating into their new lifestyle.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good morning Stephanie,

      Thank you for asking. The answer is yes. I just ask that you link the recipes to Nouveauraw.com, placing credit where it is due. Are you creating a book? I would love to see your completed project. Great job on helping others and many blessings! amie sue

      • Stephanie says:

        Yes, I am creating a book as it will give people something in their hands to bring with them wherever they are. Like a nutrition and wellness bible.

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