Chia Juice Recipes - dummies

By Barrie Rogers, Debbie Dooly

Many people start their day with a basic green juice to boost their immunity and help fight off infections because of the rich splurge of antioxidants. So, if you feel your immune system could use a pick-me-up, juice some fresh produce, add some chia seeds, and your body will thank you!

Basic Green Power Juice

A green juice on a table surrounded by apples, spinach and cucumber.
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Prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

2 Golden Delicious apples

1/2 pineapple

2 sticks celery

1/4 cucumber

2 cups baby leaf spinach

Juice of 1/2 lime

1/2 -inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

1 tablespoon milled chia seeds

  1. Cut the apples into small pieces that will fit easily through your juicer.

  2. Peel the skin from the pineapple and cut it into small pieces.

  3. Put the apples, pineapple, celery, cucumber, spinach, lime, and ginger through the juicer.

  4. When your juice is ready, add the milled chia seeds. Stir well before serving immediately.

Per serving: Calories 234 (From Fat 14); Fat 2g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 101mg; Carbohydrate 58g (Dietary Fiber 7g); Protein 3g.

Mango Cranberry Juice

Prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

1 mango

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 orange

1/2 lemon, peeled

1/2-inch piece fresh ginger

1 teaspoon manuka honey

1 tablespoon milled chia seeds

  1. Peel the mango and remove the center stone.

  2. Put the mango, cranberries, orange, lemon, and ginger through the juicer.

  3. Add the honey and chia seeds to the juice. Mix well before serving immediately.

Per serving: Calories 393 (From Fat 28); Fat 3g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 90mg; Carbohydrate 90g (Dietary Fiber 5g); Protein 5g.