Just because you're laying off the stacks of pancakes for a bit doesn't mean you can't still get your fill of maple syrup. In this recipe from chef Seamus Mullen's Real Food Heals, lime juice keeps the maple from being cloying, and chia seeds turn drinking to your health into a textural sensation.
Lime and Maple Chia Tonic
Excerpted from Real Food Heals, by Seamus Mullen. Reprinted with permission from Avery. All rights reserved.
Yield: 2½ cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus chilling time
Cook Time: N/A
Total Time: 5 minutes, plus chilling time
2 cups water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar. Seal the jar and set aside to chill 2 hours or overnight. Shake before drinking.