Chia & Açai Fresca


I hear a soft bounce and walk into Elsa’s room. She is lying on the floor right beside her bed, sleeping with the teddy bear as a pillow. I’m not sure why she does this, but it’s not the first time she crawls down from the bed in the middle of the night. It looks so uncomfortable there on the floor, but somehow she seems surprisingly peaceful. With only hours, days or weeks (hopefully not) left until Elsa’s little brother arrives, I have come to think a lot about her and how our family of three soon will have a new dynamic. I lie down next to her on the floor, hug her closely and whisper in her ear that her mom and I won’t love her a second less when little brother arrives. But we just might be a little busier.

And the same goes to you friends. We have so many recipes that we are dying to share with you. But at this very moment we are a little busy nesting at home. Hugging each other and waiting for the grumpy, vegetable hating little monster that he just might turn out to be (but hopefully the opposite!). We are also still living without a working kitchen, so instead of sharing the recipe that we had intended, we have this simple Chia & Açai Fresca that we recorded a while back and just published on our YouTube channel. It’s a cooling drink that couldn’t be more perfect for these warm summer days. If you can’t find açai powder, you can use dried blueberry powder or any dried superfood powder of choice. Hope you like the video. We have just filmed a whole bunch of new recipes, so they will keep coming.

Chia Fresca
Makes 3 cups / 750 ml

6 tbsp chia seeds
3 tsp dried acai powder or pomegranate, blueberry, wheatgrass, chlorella etc.
3 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp maple syrup or raw honey
3 cups / 750 ml (filtered) water

Measure out 3 cups of water, preferable filtered. Add chia seeds, acai powder, lemon juice and maple syrup and stir to combine. Pour into a bottle. Place in the fridge and let sit for a couple of hours or overnight.
The chia seeds will expand with the liquid and turn gel-like. Shake before drinking. And serve with lots of ice.
Keeps for 3-5 days in the fridge.


  • Best recipe from amazing seared strawberry's !
  • Delicious. We love chia :) Thank you!
  • I want this!! And honestly, I loved the video. So simple & the documentary-esque design of it makes it all that much better. So great, keep it up :)
  • Isabelle
    Dear David It really touched me how you wrote about Elsa and her future. From my experience with my godson who was six when his little sister arrived I can tell you that the best thing was that his mother gave him certain "responsibilities" over his sister like helping her with changing nappies (that he would hand out the new nappies to her) or that he helped to prepare her bed. Just little things and she always told him how much she appreciated his help with the baby - so he never felt left out. It worked out so well and he is the cutest big brother a girl can wish :) All the best for your little family!
  • agh looks delicious and refreshing.. congrats to the little one, I think he will arrive very soon.
  • I love your blog, your recipes and your photos. What a beautiful and simple recipe this is, cannot wait to try it. Good luck with the arrival of your second baby, what a joy! All the best Cynthia
  • Elda
    Hi I had a question regarding your blueberry lemon cake with poppyseed which was never answered which I found disappointing and lost both confidence and enthusiasm toward GKS. I think it is important for GKS to know that.
    • Hi Elda, I am sorry that we missed answering your comment on the cake. We get quite a lot of comments and emails so sometimes we miss the comments on older recipes. We have also been a bit out of focus lately, as we have recently moved and are expecting our second child any day now. But I have now answered your comment. Hope you find it helpful! /David
  • Aileen
    I love acai, and am currently obsessed with acai bowls - thanks for this recipe. One more thing - since you are writing in the present tense, it is, "I lie down next to her. . ." Lay is the past tense of lie. Everyone gets this one wrong now and it drives me a little crazy - had to post to let you know - I apologize.
    • Haha, thank you Aileen. As English is not my first language, I still make some grammatical errors every now and then. I appreciate that you are letting me know so I won't repeat the same mistake. Thanks! /David

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