Chia Watermelon Aqua Fresca

Chia Watermelon Aqua Fresca – light and refreshing drink, ready in under 10 minutes. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

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Watermelon Chia Aqua Fresca

Hi guys!

I hope you don’t mind, but today’s recipe is a very simple one – homemade energy drink! Better than Red Bull!

I used chia seeds and watermelon, to create a delicious and refreshing aqua fresca. Perfect for the warm weather, which I love! This makes a great party drink.

And since I’m finally done with spring cleaning, I can sit and enjoy some watermelon aqua fresca.

I love watermelon and I buy it all summer long. While I love it on its own, it could be used in salads and various drinks.

Chia seeds are low in calories, rich in antioxidants, protein and fiber. They bring to this drink a little crunch, but also make it more fun!

Watermelon-Chia-Aqua-Fresca

Watermelon Chia Aqua Fresca

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Chia Watermelon Aqua Fresca
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Chia Watermelon Aqua Fresca - light and refreshing drink, ready in under 10 minutes. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 150 kcal
Author: Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Ingredients
  • 4 cups chopped watermelon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds + 6 tbsp water
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine chia seeds and 6 tbsp water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, until chia gel is formed.
  2. In a blender, blend watermelon and water until smooth. Strain pulp. Add lime juice. Add maple syrup, if necessary.
  3. Add chia gel and mix. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or overnight.
  4. Serve chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Chia Watermelon Aqua Fresca
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Potassium 389mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 34.6%
Vitamin C 29.8%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.