We all struggle at some point in our lives with late night cravings. We just have this irresistible urge to go into the cupboards or the fridge in the kitchen and grab anything that is salty or sweet. No chip is left behind. Then in the morning when you wake up and remember what you did you feel bloated and guilty.
If you really want to stop those cravings and help yourself to lose some weight, give this drink a try. Nathalie Chantal De Ahna of MindBodyGreen uses this drink recipe all of the time and encourages others to do so as well. You can drink it at any time of the day to stop cravings from coming around.
The ingredients include:
– Juice from half of a lime
– ½ cup of coconut water
– ½ cup of purified water
– 2 tbsp. of fruit juice (any kind is fine)
– 1 tbsp. of chia seeds
Pour the coconut water into the blender and then add the chia seeds. Let them soak in there for around fifteen minutes. After they have been soaked thoroughly add the rest of the water, the fruit juice, and the juice from the lime. Turn on the blender and then enjoy your drink. It is recommended that you drink this drink as soon as you make it as it does not keep well in the fridge.
This is a great juice to drink if you are about to go exercise but it’s also great later on at night after dinner, right before the junk food cravings start. The chia seeds alone will help to fill you up due to their high protein and fiber content. The fruit juice can help with your sugar craving. Since it is so sweet, you are tricking your body into thinking you are digging in to a tasty treat. When your cravings go away so will your snacking habits which can help you to lose a great deal of weight.