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Chia Fresca - great healthy drink for hot summer day

Your New Favorite Summer Drink

I’ve got another tasty and healthy drink to share with you guys today.  Think of it as the summer version of the Happy Drink.  It’s courtesy of the lovely ladies at Prescribe Nutrition who are once again offering MPMK readers 20% off their New Rules: Nutrition for Real Life Course. (Use the code MPMK20.)

I’ve shared about New Rules several times since trying it myself (and loving it) back in January.  But in case you missed it, or have been on the fence, there’s a quick run down below.  Fair warning – this is the last time the program is running until next fall!

WHY

This is the big question right? So let’s start here… The answer that I learned during my time with the course is because EVERYTHING leads back to nutrition.  Katie and Megan, the nutritionists behind the goods, have a vast amount of knowledge on the subjects of digestion and nutrition and how they can affect everything from energy levels and mood to weight loss resistance and acne.

Personally, I felt like a whole new woman after my 15 days were up.

After having S I struggled with exhaustion, head aches, and mood swings.  At first I tried to figure it out on my own, then I sought help through my general physician, OBGYN, and even a naturopath. But I never found the solid answers I was looking for.  Of course, I assumed that at least some of it had to be due to diet.  But until completing this program I had no idea how much.

And here’s the part where I “keep it real”.  It wasn’t a cake walk (either literally or figuratively).  It was hard – especially the first week when my body was craving all the processed foods and sugar I usually fed it. But I did it – what’s more I got my husband to do it too and we both felt SO MUCH better at the end of two weeks.

When telling people about it I would say that I didn’t necessarily feel like I was ready to run a marathon but I did generally feel happier and less tired.  I also realized once I began the program that previously I’d been experiencing chronic stomach pains and bloating at night.  They’d become so commonplace that I didn’t even notice them, or think about doing anything to avoid them.  Then I started my 15 days, those symptoms disappeared, and I felt amazing.

Finally, the most profound outcome of this experiment has been how it’s affected me as a mother. Without the headaches and exhaustion, I’m so much more fun!  And I’m connecting with my kiddos in new ways – which is a huge gift and exactly what I was hoping to gain from the experience.

WHAT

A 15 day online nutritional program put together by two top-notch functional nutritionists (Katie and Megan) and designed to start you down the path of feeling like a brand new you.  In Katie and Megan’s words:

Why? Because life is busy, stress exists and healthy eating is challenging. Maybe you’ve tried a million diets. Maybe you can’t shake constant bloat or fatigue. Perhaps you’re dealing with some more deep-rooted concerns and don’t know where to begin. Yeah, been there.

Well, don’t worry. You found the spot. We work with people with concerns from weight loss to chronic health conditions. Guess what we realized? Across the board, no matter what, this protocol is where we start. 15 days to a cleaner life. And lucky you…we decided everyone should be in on this. Time to invest in yourself. Time to show 2013 who’s boss.

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24/7 access to Katie & Megan – Ask anything you want, at any time via our members only message board! Like a personal nutritionist pager.

  • 5 step video series walking you through each step
  • Exclusive recipe package & protocol – kid friendly recipes included
  • Cheat sheets for each step
  • Unending support and guidance

WHEN

May 20th – May 29th (The last time it’ll be offered until next fall!)

Something I really appreciated about the program is there are no specific time-of-day requirements. You’re free to watch the videos and read the materials when you have the time.  Then check in with the group to have questions answered and get support.

Ok, I’m starting to feel a little Tony Robbins here so I’m gonna wrap it up.  But if you still have questions, the lovely ladies behing New Years New Rules have put together this  Question & Answer  Mp3.

Give it a listen and then head over and sign up using your 20% discount code: MPMK20!

Don’t worry – I didn’t forget the Fresca… here’s something to sip on while you wait to get started on a brand new you:

Our most favorite refreshing summer beverage. Believe it or not, this little drink will actually act as an easy mini-snack due to the high protein and fiber content of chia seeds. Enjoy!

Chia Fresca

1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut water (no sugar added)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice, or to taste
  • Zest of half a lime or lemon
  • Several drops of stevia (to taste)

Add chia and water/coconut water into a large jar or glass and whisk very well to combine. Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to moisturize and swell. Add lemon/lime and your preferred sweetener to taste. The chia seeds will eventually sink, so give it a good swirl as needed.

Cheers!

~ Katie & Megan

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Jen @ The Well Read Fish May 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

I do this with lime! So good. It came out (for me) of the book “Born to Run.”

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