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Chia Lime Water

Agua de Chia con Limón

Delicious, tart chia lime agua fresca, limeade (limonada) with chia seeds added. Whole limes are blended with water then strained which gives the drink a pronounced lime taste. This method of preparation is common in the central part of the State of Chiapas. Prep time is only 5 minutes. Our photgrapher’s mother prepared this for him regularly when he was a kid. This is a much healthier and tastier option than a soda to accompany your meal.

Chia Water Agua de Chia

How to Make

You will need 2 Key limes + 2 more if you want to serve drinks with lime slices, 6 cups of water, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 heaping tablespoon of chia seeds.

Ingredients Lime Chia Water

Cut off both ends of the limes then cut into quarters and remove the seeds.

Quartered Key Lime

Blend the limes, water, and sugar for 30 seconds.

Blending Limes for Limeade

Strain the lime water into a pitcher.

Add the chia seeds to the lime water and let rest for 15 minutes. The chia seeds will absorb water, soften and turn into a gel.

Chia Seeds in Lime Water

Serve and enjoy!

Chia Water with Lime Zest

Chia Water with Lime Zest

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Chia Lime Water

Prep

Total

Yield 4 glasses

Delicious, tart chia lime agua fresca, limeade (limonada) with chia seeds added. Whole limes are blended with water then strained which gives the drink a pronounced lime taste. Andrés our photographer drank this regularly at home when he was growing up. 

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 key limes + 2 more if you want to garnish with lime slices
  • 1/4 cup sugar + to taste

Instructions

  • Wash the limes well with soap and water.
  • Cut the ends off the limes then cut into quarters and remove the seeds.
  • Blend the limes, water and sugar for 30 seconds.
  • Strain lquid into a pitcher.
  • Add the chia seeds and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Serve at room temperature or over ice.

Notes

  • The lime zest gives the drink a tarter more pronounced lime flavor. Add more sugar if you prefer.
  • If you find that is much to tart for you, you can prepare it with only the lime juice and not the whole limes.
  • Typically, this drink is served without ice.

Courses Drink

Cuisine Mexican

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12 ounces

Amount Per Serving

Calories 127

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2 g

3%

Sodium 2 mg

0%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g

9%

Sugars 13 g

Protein 2 g

4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

More Aguas Frescas

  • Jamaica Water
  • Guayaba Water
  • Cucumber Water
  • Watermelon Water
  • Tamarind Water


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