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Chia Limeade Recipe

Chia Limeade

Chia limeade is a popular drink in Mexican restaurants and agua fresca stands throughout markets and town squares. High in fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds are considered and Aztec "superfood" and added to refreshing drinks for texture and health benefits. Chia seeds are great in breads and pudding but adding them to your beverage is the quickest way to incorporate them in your meals.  

by Ericka Sanchez

What you'll need

  • 6 cups cold water
  • 6 limes, juiced plus 1 lime sliced in rounds for garnish
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

How to make it

  1. Combine water, lime juice and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir and test sweetness.  
  2. Add chia seeds and wait 10 minutes before serving over ice. Garnish with slices of lime.