Cucumber-chlorophyll chia fresca
Chia Fresca, which has been a popular drink in Central America for many years, is gaining popularity all around the world. It’s a refreshing summer drink that you can enjoy as is, or as a cocktail. And it’s packed with antioxidants!
- 1 English cucumber, diced
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. unflavoured Chlorophyll Concentrated 5X
- 4 tsp. chia seeds
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint (for garnishing)
- 1 oz gin (optional)
Using a blender, puree the water and 2/3 of the cucumber dices until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve to remove the pulp. Add lime juice, sugar and chlorophyll, then mix well. Place a few cucumber dices, 1 tsp. chia seeds and a few fresh mint leaves in each glass, then add ice to the top. Fill the glasses with the cucumber juice and let the chia seeds soften for a few minutes. Drink using a straw.
Makes 4 servings. By Ariane Bilodeau, Copywriter/editor, and health & food blogger