Don't Judge a Book by It's Cover.
We've all heard this quote a million times. Essentially, we shouldn't prejudge the worth of something, by its outward appearance alone. Makes sense, right? But what about health foods? If I am honest, when I was in California a few weeks ago, there was some mad prejudging on my part when it came to health foods. Probiotics. Bone broth. Turmeric. Chia seeds. In my humblest of opinions, some of these look unappetizing to say the least.
How about a little bit of a story time? A few weeks ago I went to LA for the weekend. I was there seeing someone and wanted the true Los Angeles experience. None of that touristy junk. Disney could wait until another time. I wanted coffee shops, boutiques, breweries. I wanted the native Los Angeles experience. A little downtime at the apartment was okay by me. Upon wanting a drink, I opened up the refrigerator to find an empty pickle jar filled with a strange looking liquid. I could recognize the chia seeds floating about, but was rather put off by the overall appearance. "Just try it," Dylan insisted. So, in the spirit of being open-minded I took a swig of the brown liquid. Guess what you guys, it wasn't bad!
Moral of the story, don't knock things before you try it. In regards to this story? Sure, healthy things may not always look the most appealing, but chances are that they have health benefits that outweigh their appearance.
You'll notice below that I did not include any measurements for the ingredients. That's because at the end of the day, this is all about what you want. How you want the drink to taste. What your preferences are. And what you're feeling in the moment. The beauty of this? You can't really go wrong. I chose to include water, fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, Emergen-C, ginger and honey in mine. But as you will see, there are many other ingredients that you can throw into the mix. Give it a whirl and let me know what your favorite combination is below in the comments!
fresh lemon juice
apple cider vinegar
black chia seeds
fresh orange juice (or Emergen-C)
freshly grated ginger
cayenne pepper (optional)
oregano oil (optional)
- Mix all ingredients in mason jar. Seal with lid.
- Refrigerate overnight.