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Chia Seed Lemonade

This recipe for chia seed lemonade (chia fresca) is healthy and delicious! The chia seeds add a fun texture to the water. Add a bit of sweetener to make it more like lemonade, or leave the sweetener out to make more of a chia seed lemon water. Both are delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Resting time26 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia seeds, drink, healthy, vegan
Servings: 1
Author: Aimee


  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • ½ lemon (juice)
  • 1 tsp sweetener (optional)


  • Into a glass or glass jar, add the water. Then add the chia seeds and juice from half a lemon.
  • Add the sweetener, if desired.
  • Stir, then put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to infuse and allow the chia seeds to plump up.
  • After 30 minutes, remove from the refrigerator and stir once more to combine before drinking.


Recommended sweeteners include honey, maple syrup, and agave syrup. If vegan, do not use honey.