Iskiate (Chia Fresca) Recipe

Purchase Born to Run at AmazonI’m reading the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougal, which is about the Tarahumara tribe in Mexico who run hundreds of miles with seemingly little effort. I’m only part way through the book but it is excellent and very well written. It’s one of those books that’s hard to put down, it’s written like a novel although it is a non-fiction book.

Anyway, this post isn’t really about the book, it’s about a drink the Tarahumara make with chia seeds which is supposedly one of the reasons they can run such long distances without tiring. Chia seeds are amazing, there is a whole page in the book which reads like an advert for chia seeds: very high in omega 3 and 6, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, fibre and antioxidants, etc, etc, actually I had a customer on the Funky Raw Shop say they bought the chia seeds after reading this book! So it’s always good to have another recipe of how to use them, and this is simple and delicious:

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 300ml water

Mix the lime or lemon juice with the water – the original recipe calls for lime but I used lemon as it was all I had. Dissolve the honey in this mixture. Add the chia seeds and stir well. Leave for about 20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Drink! It will keep for longer in the fridge if you want to make a larger batch.

If you have any chia seed recipe (or other comments), feel free to share below.

2 thoughts on “Iskiate (Chia Fresca) Recipe

  1. Hey,

    I also read the book (twice), and I love it.

    I acually make chia porridge or pudding. I’m still experimenting but the recipe goes somthing like this:

    1 heaping tablespoons of coconut flakes
    1 heaping tablespoons of hemp seeds
    2 dl water / or almond milk
    2 tablespoons of chia seeds
    a little celtic sea salt
    2 dashes of cinnamon
    2 dashes of cardamom

    Mix vatter, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, salt and spices in a blender until it’s creamy like milk. Pour over the chia seeds, and stir, and allow to thicken for maybe ten minutes.

    Sometimes, I use lukewarm vatter (under 40 Degrees Celcius, so it will still be raw), and add some coconut oil, and raw butter.

    I eat it together with almond milk. Very tasty!!

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