Green Grapes Juice – With Ginger & Chia seeds

Summer has started here,  it was a pleasant weather till last week and suddenly from friday we are experiencing a terrible sand storm. The wind is very strong, visibility is very low. Summer is too harsh, with sand-storm often and even at 9, in the night you will feel hot air blowing on your face.  
So, the best way to avoid this climate, is to stay at home. That ain’t possible always, isn’t? The next best is to keep yourself well hydrated with lots of water and fresh juice – sans sugar, ofcourse.  Here comes, the first summer cooler recipe from me, Green grapes juice with a lots of ginger and hint of mint and chia seeds.  I m using chia for the first time, and i loved it in my juice. you will get a mild crunch, tasteless ofcourse and these small wonders are loaded with Anti-oxidants, protein, high fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and list is endless.
If you don’t get chia, try using sabza/sabja, i m not sure whether it offers all the health benefits of chia, but it is definitely a summer cooler!!! 

Ingredients

200grams seedless green grapes
1 inch piece of ginger, chopped 
juice of half a lemon
2 tsp of chia seeds,  optional
1/4 cup water
few mint leaves for garnish


Method
  • Wash grapes with water, drain and keep aside. I leave the grapes in water for 10 minutes, then wash it in the same water  and drain it.
  • I have used by juicer to juice the grapes, you can even use blender, in that case, strain the juice to remove the pulp and discard it. 
  • Take grapes, ginger and lemon juice along with water in the blender/juicer and blend/extract juice, according to your juicer/blender setings. Transfer it to a pitcher, add chia seeds and refrigerate for 10 minutes for the seeds to soak.
  • After 10 minutes, remove, stir to break the chia gell. Serve in individual glasses with fresh mint leaves on top.
Notes
  • I have not used any sugar to sweeten the juice, if you need any extra sweetness, try adding raw sugar or use honey/agave nectar.
Sending this to CCC challenge happening @ +srivalli jetti‘s space and also to Kids Delight – Colorful dishes without artificial colors, happening @ +Varadas Kitchen, an event by +Srivalli Jetti .