Easy strawberry watermelon and chia smoothie

Barely adapted from Eat Thrive Glow

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It’s summer! Time for drinks and loads of fresh fruit. Why not combine them both? This smoothie is ideal for when you take a moment, sit back and relax, and soak up some sun. The watermelon is delightfully thirst quenching and the strawberries and limes make it taste like summer in a glass. It’s best when fresh, in season ingredients are used. And for you adults out there, throw some rum in there, because why not?

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

2 cups watermelon chunks

1 cup frozen strawberries*

4 teaspoons chia seeds

1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons maple syrup (or to taste)

Optional: adults only, add 2 oz of clear rum (such as Bacardi, you don’t need top shelf in this)

Directions

Blend all ingredients, except chia seeds, together. If applicable, remove blender blades and stir in chia seeds (otherwise pour into 2 glasses and stir in 2 teaspoons of chia seeds per glass) – cleaning chia seeds from blender blades is not fun. Let sit for ten minutes (to let chia expand). Enjoy!

*use in season strawberries for the most flavor – find them at farmers markets, roadside stands, or pick your own. Freeze overnight before using. 

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