Vanilla Pineapple Chia Fresca - a fruity, refreshing, and surprisingly filling drink with the added nutritional value of chia seeds!

Vanilla Pineapple Chia Fresca

Servings: 3
Author: Dini

Vanilla Pineapple Chia Fresca - a fruity, refreshing, and surprisingly filling drink with the added nutritional value of chia seeds!

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Ingredients

Vanilla Pineapple Juice

  • 1 pineapple peeled and cut into pieces (about 2 lbs)
  • 2 - 3 tbsp agave syrup or 2 - 3 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 lime zest only
  • 2 limes juice only
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Chia Seeds

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • cup water

To Serve

  • Mint
  • Crushed ice

Instructions

Vanilla Pineapple Juice

With a Juicer

  1. Juice the pineapple pieces in your juicer.
  2. Add the lime juice, lime zest and vanilla, and mix well to combine. Taste and add agave syrup only if needed. Refrigerate until needed. You should have about 3 cups of juice.

With a Blender

  1. Add the pineapple and lime juice into the blender. Blend until smooth.

  2. Pass the pineapple through a sieve to separate the pulp. Use the back of a spoon to press the the pulp in the sieve to extract all of the juice.

  3. Mix in the vanilla and zest. Refrigerate until needed. You should have about 3 cups of juice.

Using Store-bought Pineapple Juice

  1. Mix lemon juice, zest and vanilla with 3 cups of pineapple juice. Stir and keep refrigerated until needed.

Chia Seeds

  1. Place the water in a bowl and sprinkle the chia seeds on the top. Stir to combine. Whisk the chia seed mix every 5 minutes to break up any clumps. They will be fully soaked in about 30 minutes, but you can leave it in water for longer.

Vanilla Pineapple Chia Fresca

  1. In a glass, add some chia seeds to the bottom. Top with some crushed ice and then pour the chilled pineapple juice over it.

  2. Stir to suspend the chia seeds. Garnish with mint and serve.