Chia Limeade

Photo courtesy Mystee Maisonet.

With summer approaching, here is a thirst-quenching way to consume the mighty chia seed! This tiny seed, native to Mexico, is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. Chia Fresca is traditionally sweetened with copious amounts of white sugar. I have substituted stevia to create a nutritious and virtually calorie-free drink!


  • 1 Tbsp white chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (juice of about 8 limes)
  • 1/4 tsp (plus) white stevia powder
  • A sprig of fresh mint to garnish


Whisk 1 Tbsp of white chia seeds into a pitcher filled with 3 cups of cold water. Allow to sit for 15 minutes or until the seeds have plumped up to resemble tapioca pearls. Stir in the lime juice and the stevia.

Add stevia at this point a scoop at a time (with the tiny scoop provided in the bottle) to your likeness!

Be careful as stevia is very sweet!

Stir well before pouring to distribute the chia evenly. Serve over ice with a sprig of fresh mint.

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Mystee Maisonet

Mystee Maisonet

Whenever possible, Mystee embraces the outdoors. In her native Banff she’s often spotted with husband Rick and two grown sons enjoying her favorite sports of hiking, skiing, cycling and supping. Her love of yoga and passion for cooking are the things that bring her indoors with a smile. In summer months, Mystee can be found at the Banff Farmer’s Market keeping Banffites cool with her “Om Cooking” gourmet popsicles.

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