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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48 comments

  1. This sounds so good, looks beautiful. I still have yet to try overnight oats but after seeing this one, bookmarked and needs to happen soon!

  2. These sound delightful! And I love the colour :)

  3. OH my goodness! This looks heavenly! Pinned!

  4. They all look very beautiful and I am sure they taste wonderful too.

  5. Miryam, do you believe I’ve never tried overnight oats?!! But you’ve me inspired to make it! Gorgeous recipe ;-)

  6. I love the pretty pink color! These look yummy along with the coffee chocolate chia pudding!

  7. I have tries many overnight oats recipes and while they were good this recipe is TO DIE for!!!! I have now made it for the second week in a row and I make mine with organic blueberries (and I swear it tastes better than I could ever imagine!!) And my daughter who is 15 months I use mixed berries and she devours it!! This is THE best recipe!!!! Thank you we love it!

  8. This might be an odd question, but I’ve never made overnight oats before. Do you eat these cold the next day? Or do you heat them up? Thanks!

  9. What an easy and great idea for breakfast!

  10. This looks so fantastic. I love muesli and this looks like it might be easier to reproduce at home. Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Looks delicious! Could I use regular milk instead of almond milk?

  12. I have never tried making overnight oats, but my girls love oatmeal in the morning. This recipe is going to be a wonderful surprise for them because. Thank you!

  13. This looks great, but I don’t think I have all my oats straight. Are rolled oats the same as “old fashioned” oats? And if not, can you used the “old-fashioned”? Thanks.

  14. Can you scale this down to one serving for me?

  15. Could I use coconut milk instead of almond milk? Or do you have another alternative that might work? I can’t do nuts or dairy. Thanks.

  16. i followed the instructions completely and mine looks way different and doesn’t taste that Good :( I’m going to have to retry because this looks amazing.

    • Sam, it is probably the maple in it.  I am not a fan of maple and strawberries.  Just omit the maple. It will still be sweet and wonderful!

  17. I just made these with my 3 year old and she wanted a bowl before we even put them in the fridge overnight. She ate all that I gave her and is excited for the morning. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  18. Would steel cut oats make this recipes any different?

  19. If you add a grated green apple to the mix, it’s even healthier and you won’t need the maple syrup as a sweetener

  20. Would steel cut oats work?

  21. I have used oat groats & even buckwheat groats instead of oats in my overnight oats recipes & I like the more chewy texture so steel cut should work…you just have to chew a bit more. :)

  22. Miriam these are actually heavenly! I made these last night…super quick and easy! use rice malt instead of maple as none left. my husband and I both chomped on them this morning….slightly warmed with a sprinkling of omega seeds and raw honey! Thank you for sharing xx

  23. Does it have to be a glass container?

  24. Is it okay to separate the recipe Into six different servings before putting it in the fridge overnight? 

  25. Absolutely the BEST overnight oats recipe I’ve ever tried!! I mean it is AWESOME!!!!! Thank you for sharing this!

  26. Just tried this for breakfast and we all loved it!! Great recipe!

  27. If you don’t have the glass bowl can u use plastic Tupperware cups

  28. Looks awesome! Do the frozen strawberries need to be thawed out before pureeing?

  29. Can i use quinoa instead of oats?

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