The Cooler

The Cooler

A refreshing water made with mint, lime juice, agave syrup and chia seeds. The perfect drink to cool down on a hot summer day or after a sweaty workout.

Hot summer days beg for cool, refreshing drinks. They go hand in hand. It’s vital that you are properly hydrated when the sun is beaming. Sometimes you might not even realize you are thirsty until a big glass pitcher filled with water and lemon is put in front of you.

Typically, people don’t choose water to quench their thirst. Instead they reach for beverages like juices, sodas, or lattes that are highly sugared, empty-calorie drinks. Not only do these drinks cause people to gain weight and put them at a higher risk for diabetes, but they are also filled with ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup or aspartame that cause bone weakening, heart disease or cancer.

 Now if you are one of those who think “but water is boring,” then it’s time for you to get a hold of just a few simple ingredients to make your own homemade summer refreshments that you can sip on with a smile.
There is SO much you can do with simple, all natural ingredients to “flavor your boring water”.
Today I am going to show you my last obsession. I drink it everyday, it’s refreshing and the chia seeds ensure I also get fibers and good fats.
Ingredients (makes 1):
  • 300 ml water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (washed)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • juice of half lime
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
Place the mint, water, lime juice  and agave into a blender
Transfer the minty water into a jar, add the chia seeds. Give it a stir and place into your fridge for a couple of hours or (even better) overnight
Enjoy your drink when needed. I also like to start my day with this water!
Sooo refreshing and tasty!
– Dani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.