|Chia Limeade aka Bug Juice|
I haven't cooked with Chia seeds before so I did some research. I found they are a powerhouse seed. Chia seeds contain essential mineral such as phosphorus, manganese, calcium, potassium and sodium. They are also rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Wow- all this from one tiny seed.
The limeade was very refreshing and not too tart. The Chia seeds added an interesting and fun texture. Great for a hot summer day. I am going to make this Agua Fresh again.
From Bon Appetit
2 tablespoon black or white chia seeds
5 cups of water
2 cups fresh lime juice, about 12-14 limes
1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
1. Whisk together the black or white chia seeds and 5 cups of water in a pitcher. Let the seeds soften, about 10 minutes.
2. Add the fresh lime juice and sugar to the water mixture. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Taste and add more sugar if needed.
3. Fill glasses with ice; stir the limeade well before pouring into the glasses.
Makes 8 servings