Good juicing takes more than tossing a bunch of produce in an extractor and hoping the resulting liquid is palatable. Take charge of your glass with Julie Morris’ Superfood Juices. Her tried-and-true blends are as delicious as they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Start off with a cool, cleansing honeydew agua fresca spiked with nutrition-packed chia seeds.
“I am always immediately drawn to fresh melon drinks—to me, their cooling flavor is unsurpassed in the refreshing department, which means they’re an ideal base for chia frescas.”
- 1 honeydew melon, seeds and rind removed
- 2 cucumbers
- 2 handfuls fresh mint
- 1/2 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- sweetener, to taste
- Juice the melon, cucumbers and mint.
- Transfer the juice to a quart-sized mason jar or other large container with a lid, add the wheatgrass powder and chia seeds and shake very well.
- Taste, and mix in a little stevia (or other sweetener) as desired.
- Let sit for 10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to swell, shake vigorously to separate any seed clumps, then let sit for 10 minutes longer.
- The mixture will keep for several days refrigerated.
Chef's Note: In addition to giving chia frescas like this one a beautiful emerald color, liquid chlorophyll is highly alkaline and has the power to help rebuild and replenish red blood cells. If you can find mint chlorophyll drops (where the concentrate is partially derived from fresh mint), they'd make a great addition to this juice.
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