It’s so, so hot out! I’m seriously melting, guys. Pregnancy and summer heat-waves are not a great combination! Anyone want to make a mama-to-be happy and follow me around with a fan all day? No? Rats. I guess I’ll have to stick to making lemonade instead!
This version boosts the health factor a little bit by including chia seeds, which are a great source of omega-3’s, fiber, calcium and a lot of other good stuff. It uses maple syrup to sweeten it (which makes me feel extra Canadian) and makes for nice tart-but-sweet flavour. Spoiler alert – I love sour lemonades. Have no fear if you have a sweet tooth though! Easily adjust this recipe to the sweetness of your choosing. Watch the video below, or read on to find out how to make this tasty and refreshing summer treat.
How to Make Chia Lemonade
- 4-5 lemons
- About 1 tbsp of Maple Syrup per lemon (or to taste)
- 1+ Tbsp chia seeds
- About 1 cup of water per lemon
- Juice your lemons. I just use a hand held citrus juicer that I made. If you can, bring your lemons to room temperature before juicing. It also helps to roll them around on the counter with your palm, before you cut them open.
- Want to make an easy DIY All-purpose Cleaner? Save your citrus peels and check out this awesome tutorial.
- Add lemon juice, maple syrup, water and chia to a pitcher.
- Refrigerate and allow the chia to plump up for at least 30 minutes.
Hope you enjoy your chia lemonade as much as I do! Next up, I really want to try making Chia Lemonade Popsicles. I’m still trying to thrift a popsicle mold, but I hope to do a whole series of homemade popsicles this summer! Let me know what flavors you’d like me to do in the comments below!