Chias are a tiny seed from Mexico and the southwest US that were used by the Aztecs and Mayans since 1000 BC. Many of these ancient grains have been recently discovered to be super-foods, packed with antioxidants and other health benefits. Chia seeds are filled with protein, fiber and omega-3! In Mexico, people enjoy chia seeds in aguas frescas (such as lemonade) especially for healthy digestion, as a detox agent, and to stabilize blood sugar.
Make this delicious and nutritious chia lemonade from Mexico with your kids, and encourage them to try this “new” food today! The more we expose our children to new and different tastes and textures, the more likely they are to continue to be adventurous eaters.Gather ingredients:
a pitcher of cold water
4-5 limes (mine were huge and juicy and gave about 1 c of lime juice)
1/2 c of sugar (or to taste)
3 T of chia seeds (found in health stores and some supermarkets)
Juice the limes into the cold water. Then add sugar and chia, mixing thoroughly. Taste and adjust sugar to taste. As my daughter loves to say: “easy, peasy, lemon-squeezey.”