Chia Fresca

Chia seeds are an amazing source of nutrients and benefits.  These little seeds have been known to be used thousands of years ago, when the Mayans, Aztecs and others used chia seeds as a source of health and energy. Chia seeds are considered to be a superfood, as they have a dense concentration of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beneficial fats, and more.

There is evidence that chia seeds were widely cultivated and used in Mesoamerican cultures, was used very commonly.

Chia Fresca is a hydrating drink that has been around for many years.  It is easy to make and has many wonderful benefits!

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1 tablespoon Chia seeds
2 tablespoons Lemon juice or lime juice – you can buy this, but fresh is best!
1 cup water
Optional: sweetener – such as honey
You will also need a glass or jar to prepare this.


Mix 1 cup water with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds.

Add in one tablespoon of lemon or lime juice (adjust to your preferences), and sweetener if desired.

Mix thoroughly, allow to sit for about 5 minutes, and mix again.

Allow to sit for about 15 minutes.  Stir or shake before drinking.

26 thoughts on “Chia Fresca”

  1. We use chia seeds daily but I can’t have them when they have been in water or oats. The texture is too much for me. So I generally add them to my smoothies.

  2. Marie Cris Angeles

    I only add chia to my smoothies and it was so good. But, looks like this Chia Fresca is also good. I will try it!

  3. I didn’t know that people used chia seeds in drinks, sounds interesting. I think for me it would take a while to get used to the texture x

  4. Very interesting. I had no idea you could drink chia seeds like that. I’m assuming the drink thickens quite a bit as you let it sit?

  5. I’m not a huge fan of chia seeds, personally, but I might still try to make this! Seems like a healthy option and I might like it! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  6. I will have to give this a try and see if I like it. Sometimes I am not a fan of chia seeds. It depends on how they are blended in.

  7. I’ve never tried this one yet but I think it taste good and I could consider trying it. Thanks for sharing this with us

  8. Chia Fresca, what a refreshing and nutritious drink! This blog has made it so easy to whip up this hydrating beverage with the added benefits of chia seeds

  9. I’m always on the lookout for easy ways to incorporate chia seeds into my diet, and this drink is not only hydrating but also full of nutrients, and I appreciate the option to add a sweetener to taste. I will definitely be making this more often, especially on hot days! Thank you for sharing this simple and healthy recipe!

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