Chia Lemonade

I was so inspired by the chia tamarind drink that I decided to use chia seeds to add some interest to my very favourite lemonade recipe.  Nothing beats lemonade on a hot, sticky day.  Chia is neat and I like to use it where I can – it’s full of protein, fibre, omega 3s and antioxidants.

It’s really simple.

Step 1
Create a simple syrup. Combine equal parts of white sugar and water in a saucepan. Place the mixture over low heat while stirring constantly to prevent the sugar from browning. Remove from heat immediately once you achieve a syrupy consistency. Let it cool.

Step 2

To create the lemonade itself, use this ratio: 1 part lemon juice, 1 part syrup, 2 parts of cold water. Stir well and adjust according to taste or preference.

Step 3
The fun part is dressing it up.  I like to add fresh pineapple to give it a bit of a tropical taste, which you can see in the photos.  Pineapple and chopped fresh mint make a great combo.  If you’d like to add chia seeds, I recommend adding 1 tbsp per 4 cups.  Berries make a nice addition, too.
Mmm, chia.

– Crystal

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