Darkness and grey days are arriving (greetings, November!) and I’ve decided to fight back with vitamin-packed drinks to enjoy between endless cups of tea. This lemonade is super-easy to make and such a great way to get a dose of some very healthy foods into your diet. Chia seeds are high in omega-3, protein and fibre; they help to keep your blood-sugar balanced and contain minerals like manganese, phosphorus, calcium and zinc. Add some vitamin-packed raspberries and you’ll be skipping through puddles in no time! It is a great drink to have after exercise, or keep handy for those afternoon dips in energy as it perks you right up and keeps you there until you can eat something more substantial. For this recipe, I have used 100% organic ingredients (good for you, great for the environment). I live in the countryside in Sweden and, as it isn’t always possible to get organic lemons all-year round, I decided to use pure organic unsweetened lemon juice – feel free to substitute with the real thing. Same goes for the raspberries – I had to use frozen, but fresh ones would work wonderfully.
Raspberry Lemonade with Chia
3 tablespoons Chia Seeds
500 millilitres (5 dl) Water
100 millilitres (1 dl) Lemon Juice
225 g Frozen/Fresh Raspberries
1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
1 tablespoon Agave Syrup
- Soak the Chia Seeds in 300 millilitres of water for 30 minutes, or overnight.
- Mix all the other ingredients (including the remaining 200 millilitres of water) together in a blender and blend well until the raspberries are completely smooth.
- Stir in the soaked Chia Seeds – make sure they are mixed in well – and enjoy!