I’m traveling with my husband right now in Florida.
For the first time in months, I’m feeling balmy ocean air and actually walking around with my neck and arms exposed.
After being cooped up for months over the winter, I have felt myself passionately, earnestly craving sunshine, tanned skin, and bare feet.
For the first time in months…
This morning, I made my Wu-Long Tea with ICE.
Remember that stuff?
The cold stuff that can actually be really refreshing, as opposed to a big, stinkin’ burden during the winter months?
Iced tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world.
But when you see what else I put in there – you may think I’m actually pretty weird.
In fact, many people who see me dump these little pieces of what looks like dried fish roe in my tea… well… they think the same thing.
The Weird Fat Loss Item I Add To My Tea
What’s this weird item I add to my tea for extra fat loss and energy?
They’ve actually been popular in America for a long time- especially if you had a TV and saw the Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Pet commercials.
Well believe it or not, chia seeds have been a staple in Latin American diets since the Aztecs and Mayans.
Some evidence even shows that humans began using chia seeds around 3500 B.C. – or over 5,000 years ago!
Chia seeds have been used for energy and stamina.
They’re traditionally ground into flour or pressed for oil and used to garner high-energy.
In fact, Chia Seeds even got their name because they resemble the Mayan word for “strength”.
The Rise Of Chia Seeds As A Superfood
Chia seeds lost their popularity when the Spanish took over Latin America and banned chia seeds in hopes of inundating Latin America with Spanish foods.
Today, however, chia is gaining traction again with both small health food companies as well as large food manufacturers looking to add nutrients to an otherwise unhealthy Western diet.
Chia seeds have TONS of health benefits, and they’re a SUPERFOOD because they pack in all their powerful properties in a super-condensed punch.
A serving of chia seeds is as small as a tablespoon – but they pack in:
- Nearly 11 Grams of Fiber – or 40% daily value
- More Omega-3 Fatty Acids Than Salmon!
- 18% Daily Recommended Calcium
How Do Chia Seeds Help You Lose Weight?
Chia seeds are incredible for weight loss.
They pack in nearly half the fiber we need per day.
Eating fiber assists with your digestive tract.
And without “continuity”, we retain fat AND toxins in our bodies.
Fiber also soaks up fluids in your body; thereby making you feel full and satisfied so you don’t munch mindlessly.
When soaked in water before consuming, Chia seeds explode into soft little round balls that look like fish roe and have a super-soft, bubbly texture.
IMPORTANT: Chia seeds cannot be absorbed in their raw form by your body: they must be ground finely OR soaked in water for 15 minutes before ingesting in order to get their full benefit.
Wu-Long Fat-Blasting Iced Tea Recipe
Without further ado, here’s my favorite fat-blasting Wu-Long Blackberry Iced Tea recipe with Chia Seeds:
- Juice a handful of berries (blackberries are my favorite).
- Soak 1 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds in ¼ cup of water and the blackberry juice
- Steep just under one cup of Wu-Long tea in hot water for 4-5 minutes.
- Add tea to a glass of ice.
- Stir in the chia seeds and juice. Enjoy!
Now you have a fat-blasting, super-food packed icy drink that has all the benefits of Wu-Long, such as:
- Increased Energy Expenditure
- Raised Metabolism
- Fat Oxidation
Plus the benefits of this powerful little superfood, Chia.
Harness The Power Of “Fat Loss Tea”
Remember the most important part about your Blackberry Fat-Loss Wu-Long Tea with Chia Seeds…
(…which I state fully knowing I risk sounding like some voodoo-magic priestess…)
When you consume your Chia Seeds & Wu-Long, really concentrate on the strength and antioxidant boost you’re giving your body.
Imagine the Mayans calling Chia Seeds “Strength” in their language and how the empowered the ancient peoples.
Then close your eyes for a second and picture what you need to accomplish today – either physically or emotionally.
And finally – feel gratitude for these nutrition-packed, life-regenerating foods.
Most importantly – enjoy!
Wu-Long Tea BLASTS fat… and it’s also one of the most versatile fat-loss ingredients on the planet!
Drink it hot, iced, strong, weak.
Drink a cup or a liter per day.
But no matter how you drink your Wu-Long - drink it with a smile!