Easy and Tasty Chia Fresca Recipe

Some of you may remember this recipe. It's a goodie and my own version of Mamma Chia—one of the tastiest Chia Fresca beverages on the market.

It's not often that I repost a recipe but I feel this week warrants it. First, this recipe is a great elixir for the hot days we are looking forward to this week (finally!) and second, I am taking some time away from the computer to remember my grandfather. Pop passed away last Wednesday and we will be saying goodbye to him tomorrow. I look forward to some time with my grandmother and family—remembering a man who loved God, loved the game of golf, loved his family, and especially loved his "everloving".

Cherry Limeade Chia Fresca

Ingredients:

1/2 cup no sugar added tart CHERRY JUICE (like R.W. Knudsen)
1 cup WATER
3 tablespoons white CHIA SEED
2 tablespoon liquefied HONEY
2 tablespoons fresh LIME JUICE

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a Mason jar and refrigerate overnight.

Notes:

  • Honey may be substituted with your sweetener of choice. I use a bit of honey and a bit of zero-calorie liquid stevia concentrate. Sometimes I just use stevia.
  • Though R.W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry has no added sugar, it still packs 24g of sugar per 8 fluid ounces. Feel free to experiment with watering this recipe down. For each additional 1/2 cup of water, I've been adding an additional tablespoon of chia seed and a couple more drops of liquid stevia. 
  • This beverage is not intended to be a sole source of hydration. Look at it as a fun drink to add to your day. 2-3 tablespoons of chia a day make a nutritious addition to most diets. More than that probably wouldn't hurt you. But as with any food, practice moderation. And, chia has that lovely ability of keeping you "regular" ... too much and well, we won't go there. :)