Finally, a couple teaspoons of chia seeds give the drink a delightful texture – kind of like tiny tapioca pearls. Look for chia seeds at health food stores or Central American markets. However, if you can't find chia seeds (or don't like them – gasp!), the drink is perfectly delicious without.
4 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup hulled strawberries
1/2 peeled lime (or juice from 1/2 lime)
2 teaspoons chia seeds
6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
If using juicer: Juice the watermelon, strawberries, and lime according to juicer's instructions. Discard the pulp.
If using blender or food processor: Blend the watermelon, strawberries, and lime until smooth. Strain through a sieve, pushing the juice through with a spatula. Discard the solids.
Mix the chia seeds into the juice and refrigerate for about 15 minutes to let the chia seeds swell.
Muddle 3 mint leaves in the bottom of each glass. Fill glasses with ice (optional). Stir the juice to break up the chia seeds, pour into glasses, and serve.
(Images: Emily Ho)