Super Refreshing ‘Watermelon Chia Fresca’

Nothing says summer like Watermelon! This is the most refreshing drink I’ve had in a long time.  I went to the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening and tasted delicious watermelon juice that had chia seeds in it.  I knew it was something I could easily make at home with the mini watermelon I had in my refridgerator. So here’s my go at it! I must say, it is incredible!  I drank it all and I want more! Hope you enjoy!

Clovers & Kale - Watermelon Chia Fresca - RecipeIngredients:
1 mini organic watermelon
3 sprigs of mint leaves
juice from 1 lime
3-4 tablespoons of organic chia seeds

Clovers & Kale - Organic Mini Watermelon - Fresca


Slice the watermelon in half and remove the “meat” from it.  I used a big spoon.

Clovers & Kale - Mini Watermelon - Fresca

So yummy, I was tempted to ‘forget the juice’ and just eat this all up.

Clovers & Kale - Watermelon - Fresca

Juice the watermelon and place in a pitcher.  Save the beautiful pulp from the juicer and freeze in ice cube trays for smoothies later in the week. (If you don’t own a juicer, you can freeze the watermelon, and make more of a smoothie than a juice, by blending the ingredients in your blender.)

Clovers & Kale - Watermelon Fresca - No Waste - Pulp Ice cubes

Chop the mint and add it the the pitcher of watermelon juice.

Clovers & Kale - Mint - Watermelon Fresca - Recipe

Squeeze the lime into the pitcher.

Clovers & Kale - Lime - Chia - Watermelon Fresca

Stir in the chia seeds.

Clovers & Kale - Chia Seed - Watermelon Fresca

Most of you know by now that Chia Seeds are one of my favorite additions to smoothies, juices, yogurt, salads, almost anything! They are a nutrient powerhouse! 2 Tablespoons provide 8 grams of dietary fiber and 4 grams of Omega-3 fatty acid (ALA) 15% Daily Value of Calcium and 10% Daily Value of Iron. So happy that Trader Joe’s started carrying USDA Certified Organic Chia Seed!

Clovers & Kale - Chia Seeds - Watermelon Fresca

So pretty!

Clovers & Kale - Recipe - Watermelon Chia Agua Fresca

It’s tempting to want to drink it all right away! But it gets better when the mint and lime sit for a bit.

Clovers & Kale - Watermelon Fresca

Stir Mixture Well and allow  to marinate and chill in the fridge for a few hours (I left it overnight).




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