Chia is all the rage nowadays, but when I was a little girl and my mom started adding it to our drinks, very few people outside of Central America had a clue this ingredient even existed.
My mom was a foreigner in Peru, and that was part of the reason why we always ate and drank different things than the rest of our friends. From all the “strange” things in our menu, lemonade with chia was probably the weirdest. The girls in my school were completely puzzled every time they saw those plump seeds floating in my lunchbox drink. Ah, if they had only known what they were missing out on!
Chia doesn't really taste of anything, so I cannot say that adding it to my lemonade made the drink any sweeter or exciting in the flavor department. But the texture is a whole different story. Those little seeds absorb the water around them and a gel-like substance starts surrounding each and every one of them. I cannot say what it is about drinking them that makes the experience so enjoyable. I guess all I can say is it feels really good.
This granite is the dessert version of this drink, with the fancy addition of strawberries and lemongrass. What do you think?