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Matcha Chia Limeade

Stay hydrated while you enjoy the sunny and warmer weather.

May 9th, 2017

From: The First Mess Cookbook: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes to Eat Well Through the Seasons , by Laura Wright, published by Penguin Random House Canada

Chia fresca is a refreshing summer drink with plenty of citrus juice that can help you stay hydrated in the heat because of the chia seeds' natural ability to retain water. This version even gets an energy boost thanks to the matcha powder and extra lime.
Servings
4 cups (1 L)
Ingredients
  • 3 cups (750 mL) filtered water divided
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) new agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) matcha (green tea powder)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chia seeds
  • ice, for serving
Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring 1 cup (250 mL) of the filtered water, syrup, and matcha to a light simmer. Whisk until no large lumps of matcha appear. Remove from the heat.

  2. Pour the lime juice into a large pitcher. Add the remaining 2 cups (500 mL) filtered water, chia seeds and stir. Add the matcha mixture, and stir to combine.

  3. Chill the limeade in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. This will give the chia seeds some time to gel. Stir the limeade before serving over plenty of ice.

Matcha Chia Limeade
Copyright © 2017 Laura Wright

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