Cucumber Lime and Chia Fresca
Cucumber Lime and Chia Fresca is a refreshing drink you'd want all summer long. With fresh cucumbers, freshly-squeezed lime juice, and chia, this aqua fresca is a healthy and delicious way to hydrate!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 cucumbers peeled and chopped
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 cup white or black chia seeds
In a sauce pot over medium heat, combine water and sugar. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove the simple syrup from heat and allow to cool completely.
In a blender, combine 2/3 of cucumbers and 2 cups of the water. Process until smooth. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain mixture.
In a large pitcher, combine the strained cucumber water, chopped cucumbers, the remaining 2 cups water, lime juice, and simple syrup.
Add chia seeds. Stir well to combine and allow to stand for about 10 to 15 minutes or until chia seeds expand. Serve in a tall glass over ice.
Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.9mg