I am a huge fan of chia seeds. Most weeks I make a batch of this chia seed pudding that even my husband loves to have for breakfast. Chia seeds are high in protein, antioxidants and fiber. They are oftentimes referred to as a "superfood" and I for one will not stop consuming them anytime soon.
This drink is easy to make and perfect for a hot summer day when regular lemonade just isn't cutting it anymore. For those of you that like it spiked, I recommend topping it off with a little vodka or gin.
Lemon Chia Sparkler
Serves 3 large glasses or 4 short
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup water
juice from 2-3 lemons
1/4 cup sugar
lemon wedges for garnish
Combine water and chia seeds and refrigerate 6-8 hours (it will become gelatinous). Heat lemon juice and sugar in saucepan over stove until combined. Remove from heat and refrigerate until cold. Fill 3 tall or 4 short glasses with ice. Divide sugar syrup and chia mixture evenly between glasses. Top with club soda. I squeezed a bit more lemon juice on top but feel free to top with vodka or gin. Stir until combined.