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Powerful sage and mastic chia fresca

Powerful sage and mastic chia fresca

This summer drink tastes amazing and has multiple health benefits. It’s refreshing, energizing, and full of super foods, specially designed for your well-being!
Course beverage, Drinks
Cuisine Fusion, Mediterranean
Keyword chia, fresca, mastic, recipe, sage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Author The Hungry Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mastic (4-5 medium sized “teardrops”)
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or honey
  • 5 cups cold water

  • 1 paper coffee filter or small piece of cheese cloth and some thread
  • Lemon slices for serving, optional

Instructions

  1. Ground mastic with a mortar or another heavy object, put it in the middle of a cheese cloth or coffee filter, wrap it, and secure it with thread.
  2. Boil a cup of water and add sage, mastic and sweetener. Let them steep for 10 minutes and massage mastic-pouch to release as much flavor as possible.
  3. Strain into a large jar and add 5 cups cold water and chia seeds. Stir well to combine and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  4. Serve with lemon slices or take it in a bottle to the gym!
  5. Shake or stir and drink!

Recipe Notes

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their doctor before drinking sage tea since it is something generally not allowed during pregnancy and breatfeeding period. The same applies for people who suffer from epileptic seizures.