Monday, October 13, 2014

Chia Limeade

While lounging inside one dreary afternoon, the Mr. and I stumbled upon Food Network and the very end of a recipe on Chia Limeade. I love, love limeade and knew that this would be a great way to try something new and healthy! I made a pitcher a few days later, and it is better than I expected!

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (around 6 gigantic limes or around 8 regular size)
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 5 cups water total
  • 1/2 cup sugar (you could do a little bit less for a more tart flavor)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed
  • Ice cubes (bonus: freeze a little lime juice and mint leaves as ice cubes to prevent a watered down drink)
Directions:
  1. In a medium bowl mix the chia seeds and 1 cup cold water. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Mix 4 cups cold water with the 1/2 cup sugar in pitcher, stirring until the sugar completely dissolves.
  3. Add 1 cup lime juice and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in the chia seeds (no need to drain or rinse--the acidity from the limes will dissolve the jelly-like texture!).
  5. Garnish with the fresh mint leaves and lime slices.
  6. Enjoy! 



Let me know if you try this and if you love it or not!

XOXO,
R

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