Chia seed cherry limeade

This chia seed cherry limeade is just out of this world. Of course it is vegan, gluten free and most of all, healthy.

Chia seed cherry limeade

I have never added any chia seeds to any of my drinks but to smoothies. I have also used them to add to my energy truffles and bars as well as puddings but never to drinks. From now on I will be experimenting and adding chia seeds to other foods more often.

For this chia seed cherry limeade version I used cherries and limes since it is what I had on hand but you can use lemon, blackberries, blueberries or any other berries of you choice.

My kids actually loved it. I thought they would be grossed out by the chia seeds but they were fine with it. This drink can also be spiked with some alcohol if you like. I might make a margarita version this way next time I made some cocktails!

I am sad that summer is about over. I think this summer went rather fast for me. Between school and all the work I had to do for my cooking book, my short vacation was almost none existent, especially if I compare it to my regular European style vacations which last 1-2 months!

Anyways, I hope you like this drink. Let me know if you get to try it and if you come out with any other versions. I know for sure I will be experimenting with it this fall.

Enjoy!

Chia seed cherry limeade

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Chia seed cherry limeade

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 34 oz Seltzer water or plain water
  • 1/3 cup pitted cherries, puree
  • 2 limes, juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

In your food processor or blender add the cherries, chia seeds, maple syrup and one cup of water. Blend until smooth. Add the rest of the water and serve with sliced limes, whole cherries and ice.

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10 comments

  1. Peaches and cream is such a good combination- This would be great for breakfast! Yesterday I tried a grilled peach and salmon salad- Sounded so odd but actually tasted really good!

  2. How long will this keep in the fridge? And what would you recommend for warming instructions?

  3. Can I use frozen peaches and honey instead? 

  4. What is considered a serving for this recipe?

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