Coconut Raspberry Chia Seed Popsicles
Summer isn’t over quite yet. In this heat and humidity it can be tempting to stop for ice cream at the local stand, or purchase a box of sugar-loaded popsicles at the grocery store. However, as we have noted time and time again, sugar is bad for your brain, especially if you are recovering from a concussion or other brain injury and are still experiencing post concussion symptoms. An excellent alternative to these sugary treats are popsicles made with chia seeds!
Loaded with health benefits for your brain and body, chia seeds are among the healthiest seeds you can eat. They are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent cognitive decline and dementia and improve memory and cognition. These seeds are also an excellent source of protein, as well as phosphorous and manganese for healthy bones and teeth, and fiber for your digestive system. Additionally, because they stabilize blood sugar levels, they have been shown to combat diabetes and improve heart health! This recipe replaces dairy with coconut milk, which helps support a healthy immune system, fortify hair and skin, and improve heart health. The added raspberries loaded with antioxidants help to prevent memory loss and protect brain cells.
Try this coconut raspberry chia recipe for a refreshing snack and a complete brain and body boost!
- 1/2 cup Thai Kitchen Organic Coconut Milk Lite
- 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Almond Milk - Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened
- 3/4 cup raspberries
- 2 tbsp Swanson Premium Chia Seeds 100% Pure White
- 1 tbsp Swanson Organic Certified Organic Unsulphured Coconut Shreds
- 8 drops Swanson Premium Liquid Stevia alcohol free
- Combine all ingredients in a large container that has an airtight lid. Mix well and close container. Refrigerate at least four hours to allow the chia to expand. Remove from fridge and pour into six popsicle molds. Freeze overnight. To easily remove popsicles, run popsicle molds under hot water for a second or two.
This Chia Seed Recipe was taken from Swanson Health Products.