Watermelon & Chia Seed Cooler
makes 2 approximately 8-ounce drinks
5 cups cubed watermelon
1/2 peeled lime or lemon (or juice from 1/2 lime)
2 teaspoons chia seeds
6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
If using juicer: Juice the watermelon, and lime according to juicer's instructions. Discard the pulp.
If using blender or food processor: Blend the watermelon, strawberries, and lime until smooth. Strain through a sieve, pushing the juice through with a spatula. Discard the solids.... to be honest I would just have it as a smoothie and not bother with the straining ! :)
Mix the chia seeds into the juice and refrigerate for about 15 minutes to let the chia seeds swell.
Muddle 3 mint leaves in the bottom of each glass. Fill glasses with ice (optional). Stir the juice to break up the chia seeds, pour into glasses, and serve.
Variation: You may add 1 cup strawberries and turn it into a watermelon, strawberry cooler. Yum !
Summer Tip: You could use frozen watermelon and blend it with some water and turn it into a refreshing slush puppy ! Just get imaginative !
Why Chia Seeds?
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