With temperatures rising, this watermelon chia chiller is the perfect refreshing treat! It’s super simple…just toss the ingredients in the blender. It’s also hydrating, naturally sweet from the fruit, vegan, gluten-free, and includes chia seeds (Click HERE to learn more about the benefits of chia seeds). Most importantly, it really hit the spot after a hot morning run!
1 1/2 cups fresh watermelon, cubed (black seeds removed)
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 ripe banana; previously peeled and frozen
1/2 – 3/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
1 lime, juiced
Fresh basil or mint leaves (I used 3 large basil leaves.)
1 Tbsp chia or hemp seeds (optional)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth, adding more almond milk to thin, or more frozen pineapple or ice to thicken.
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more lime for acidity, banana for sweetness, or watermelon for a more intense watermelon flavor.
Serves 2 – Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
Recipe adapted from: Minimalist Baker