Lemonade with Chia Seeds

Recently chia seeds have been really popular that several friends recommend it to me.  It is gluten free, high in fiber, antioxidants, protein, omega-3, but low in calories.  All in all, it is a super health food.

I like to add chia seeds to my drinks.  Those tiny seeds are almost flavorless so that they pretty much go with everything.

I bought some cute and beautiful fresh lemons from local farmer’s market.  I make lemonade with them and add chia seeds.  And it is awesome! O(∩_∩)O~

Ingredients:

4 lemons
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons chia seeds
6 to 8 cups of water
fresh mint
ice

Directions:

Roll the lemons on a board for a few seconds.  It helps to make more lemon juice.  Cut each lemon in halves.  Use a citrus squeezer to squeeze out the lemon juice.

3 lemons can make 1/2 to 2/3 cup lemon juice.

Heat 1 1/2 cups of water until it boils.  Add sugar.  Whisk until sugar dissolves.  Allow the simple syrup to cool down to room temperature.

In a large bowl, mix lemon juice, simple syrup, remaining water and chia seeds with a whisk.

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Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Thinly slice 1 lemon.

Stir in ice cubes, mint, and lemon slices.

It is the taste of summer! O(∩_∩)O~