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.
Keyword: agua fresca, chia, drink, lime
Author: Andrés Carnalla
1heaping tablespoon chia seeds
2key limes + 2 more if you want to garnish with lime slices
¼cupsugar + to taste
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 liquid into a pitcher.
Add the chia seeds and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
Serve at room temperature or over ice.
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.