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Healthy watermelon chia seed juice recipe

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Refreshing and healthy!

Chances are you’ve heard about the small and mighty chia seeds, and how adding them to your diet is a fantastic nutritional resource. We’re excited to share this exclusive watermelon chia fresca recipe, courtesy of Love Grace. This is a refreshing and good-for-you drink!

Sprinkle the chia seeds: Watermelon chia fresca recipe

Small and mighty

These small seeds have been generating quite a bit of buzz. How could something so tiny be so good for you? An ancient food, chia seeds were a staple in the diets of the Aztecs and Mayans. They help keep you feeling full, are a great source of fiber, antioxidants and protein, and they are one of the richest plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Another nice thing about chia seeds is that they can easily be added to baked goods, smoothies, yogurt, salads and cereal. They plump up and thicken any liquid that you add them to. A little goes a long way, and many experts say that adults can consume 2 tablespoons of chia seeds per day, but it's unnecessary to consume more than 3 tablespoons.

Juices all around

Love Grace creates gourmet juices, smoothies, and elixirs that are pure, unpasteurized, chemical-free, dairy-free and kosher-certified. They offer made-to-order products with a cold-press extraction process for maximum nutrients, bio-availability and shelf life. Try this exclusive Love Grace recipe.

Watermelon chia fresca

A traditional Mexican drink, chia frescas are a great source of sustained energy and are super-refreshing.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 sprig of mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, skin removed
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Run the watermelon, mint and lime through a good home juicer.
  2. Place the juice into a pitcher and stir in the chia seeds. Let the mixture sit in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb some of the juice and plump up.

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