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.
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.
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.