Chia Seed Drink #4

Chia Drink #4 Refreshing Blueberry Chia Fizz

*This Chia Drink Originally found at theChicLife.com*

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup, plus 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 4 limes, cut into quarters, plus 1-2 limes for garnish
  • 4 sprigs mint, approximately 20-30 leaves, plus top sprigs for garnish
  • 2 1-liter bottles of Pellegrino

Preparation:

Make the Blueberry Syrup:

  1. Add blueberries to a medium-sized pot. Mash with a potato masher until no blueberries remain whole.
  1. Add sugar and 1 cup water and bring mixture to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes to an hour in the pot.
  1. Place a mesh strainer over a heat-proof container (use a funnel as wide as the strainer, if needed) and carefully pour blueberry mixture into the container. Press all the liquid through the strainer using a spatula.Note: You can reserve the blueberry solids to put into a smoothie or oatmeal later.
  1. Cover blueberry syrup and let cool in the refrigerator.

Assemble Drink:

  1. Assemble drink at least 10 minutes before serving.
  1. In a cup, combine 1 cup water and chia seeds and stir. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  1. In a pitcher, combine limes and mint leaves and muddle (using muddler or back of a wooden spoon). Add blueberry syrup and Pellegrino.

To Serve:

  1. You can either pour the drink over ice in individual cups and spoon in some chia seed mixture or you can pour the chia seed mixture into the pitcher and pour over ice (either way, the chia seeds need about 10 minutes to soak up the liquids of the drink). Garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig. Enjoy!

Now you have a refreshing Blueberry Chia Fizz Chia Drink to enjoy!