Orange Ginger Chia Water

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Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Vegas has felt like an oven the past few days, so we stayed cool by having a relaxing weekend indoors. I tried out a few refreshing recipes, like a watermelon and feta salad on our Himalayan salt black. It was delicious and so easy to make! I was also craving a fruity chia water from LYFE Kitchen, but since that’s about 35 minutes away I decided to make a copycat version. The orange ginger flavor is my favorite—it’s thirst quenching and also has nutritional value with the fresh fruit juice, ginger, H2O and chia seeds. Chia seeds are a staple in our pantry (we usually put them in smoothies or Greek yogurt). It’s an easy way to add some fiber, omega-3s, protein and antioxidants to your diet. We drink A LOT of water when it’s this hot, so this was a tasty way to add some variety.

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Orange Ginger Chia Water
Makes 6 glasses

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 piece ginger root (about 3″ – 4″), peeled
  • 2 oranges, juiced (or favorite store-bought orange juice)
  • 6 tsp. chia seeds
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Mint leaves and strawberries to garnish

Directions

  1. First up is infusing the water with ginger. Slice the ginger into thin disks and place into a pitcher with the water. Let it sit overnight or at least a few hours depending on how strong you want the ginger flavor to be.
  2. Use a mesh strainer to pour infused water into an extra pitcher (or a bowl and then rinse the pitcher and add the infused water back in).
  3. Add orange and lime juice to the infused water. Stir and either store in the refrigerator or serve immediately.
  4. When you’re ready to serve, add 1 tsp. of chia seeds to the bottom of each glass. Add desired amount of ice and then fill the glass with infused water. Toss in a few mint leaves or strawberry slices to add some extra flavor/color. Enjoy!
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