Makes about a quart.
- 1 cup blackberries, plus a few to use as garnish.
- 1 lime juiced, plus some lime wedges for serving
- A couple of sprigs of fresh mint
- 1 quart of filtered water
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- Sweetener: a few drops of stevia (to taste), or 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
PREP AHEAD BY MAKING THE MINT INFUSED WATER: Fill a quart sized mason jar with filtered water. Add a couple sprigs of mint. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove the mint sprigs and discard.
Pour 2 cups of the infused water into a blender. Add the blackberries, lime juice, and sweetener of choice. Blend until smooth.
Strain the mixture through a fine strainer and discard the blackberry seeds.
In a quart-sized mason jar, combine the remaining 2 cups of mint-infused water with the chia seeds. Give everything a good stir with a whisk.
Now, add the berry puree to the chia mixture. Whisk until everything is incorporated. Let the mixture set for a few more minutes, and then give everything another whisk. The seeds will start to absorb the water, giving the beverage a "bubble tea" type consistency.
Screw on a lid and chill for a couple of hours, then serve. Add a berry, lime wedge, or mint leaves as garnish.
Note: the seeds can settle to the bottom. Before serving, just shake the jar.