“Pinch of ginger great blood cleanser
It’s the art of good nutrition” -Stic.man of Dead Prez
I really don’t want to talk about the weather again, but I’m gonna have to. I have to tell you I’m still wearing sleeveless dresses and turning on the AC in the car. I’m jonsing for some winter-like weather and it’s nowhere in sight.
Pisses me off.
It’s so warm that an iced limeade is appropriate. Sorry and not sorry for those of you who are cozied up next to your fireplace drinking hot cocoa. Maybe next week it’ll be cool enough for me to make hot cocoa in the afternoon…
Anyway, this isn’t your average limeade. First of all, you process the entire limes in a blender for just a few seconds. This gives the limeade a slight and very delicious bitterness. You have to try it. It reminds me authentic Mexican limonada. You should have a bunch of pulp left over.
Also, it includes fresh ginger. So, if you happen to live in a climate where it’s actually cold, the ginger will help warm you up. The first time I made this I processed the ginger with the limes and the taste didn’t really come through. Blending the ginger after straining the limes out works much better.
Finally, the chia seeds add texture, substance in the form of protein and fiber, and they make the drink look pretty.
Ginger & Honey Limeade with Chia Seeds
adapted from Paletas by Fany Gerson
4 cups water
3 large limes, quartered
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, or to taste
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup chia seeds
Place the water, limes, and honey into a blender. Pulse 2 or 3 times, just enough to extract the juice from the limes, but not crush the skins (it will make the drink too bitter). Strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Add the liquid back into the blender, along with the ginger, and process until the ginger is liquified.
Stir in chia seeds and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, until the chia seeds plump up. Stir before serving.