Chia Fresca

Taking cues from Mexico’s agua frescas comes this refreshing green juice version made from cooling herbs, alkalizing citrus, cucumber, and sparkling water. Chia seeds—loaded with beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and minerals—give this drink a healthy boost that keeps you hydrated through your long outdoor days.
By / Photography By Claire Ragozzino | April 25, 2016


Process the cucumber, herbs, lemon, and lime through the juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, a blender works for this recipe, too. Just be sure to add a little extra filtered water to the pitcher before blending. Pour into a glass and stir in the chia seeds. Top with sparkling water. Serve with a straw and slice of lime. Enjoy!

Juicing Tip: Wrap your herbs around the cucumber before pushing through the juice. By doing this, the water-dense vegetable will catch and filter through more of the liquid and flavor from the light leaves when juiced together.


  • 4 cucumbers
  • ½ cup fresh basil
  • ½ cup fresh mint
  • 1 lime, peel removed
  • 1 lemon, peel removed
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • sparkling water
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