Chia Seed Water

Chia Seed Water

The Many Benefits of Chia Seed Water

I often talk about the benefits of chia seeds, and how they can easily be integrated into your every day routine. From chia seed pudding to snackable energy balls, these little seeds are a sneaky way to give your meals (and drinks) a healthy boost. And yes, that includes a regular glass of water! This is a recipe I always keep in mind when I’m traveling. But it’s also a good reminder to toss in some chia seeds and lemon to your daily water intake. Here’s a few reasons why this combo is so good.

It’s great for digestion. Not only are chia seeds loaded with fiber, but lemon is an acidic ingredient that helps to break down food as well. Which makes this a mighty combo when it comes to a healthy bowel system and easy digestion. It helps to keep you nicely satiated. Chia seeds are a great source of healthy fats, which will keep you subtly full in between meals. Keeps you happily hydrated. Most importantly, this will help to keep you hydrated with how refreshing it is thanks to the fresh squeeze of lemon juice! But keep reading to see the many ways you can flavor chia seed water – in a healthy way.

What’s In Chia Seed Water?

All you really need for this recipe are chia seeds, water, and fresh lemon juice. I love these chia seeds, but any brand will work.

Looking to add more flavor to chia seed water? You can mix in chia seeds with any of these agua fresca recipes for a refreshing, fruity, and hydrating drink! Alternatively, you can add slices of fresh fruits and veggies (such as oranges, strawberries, or cucumbers) to make fruit infused waters.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

How To Make Chia Seed Water

To make sure I’m well equipped with water for the day, I’m using a 32oz (quart) sized mason jar. This is the perfect size that leaves a little bit of space for shaking up the chia seeds. But you can use any cup or jar, and give it a stir with a spoon or straw. Here’s how to make it.

Make lemon juice. Juice half of the lemon (about 1 ½ tablespoons of juice) and slice the other half.Mix everything up. In a jar or cup, mix the water, chia seeds, lemon juice, and lemon slices. Then let it sit for 15 minutes to allow the seeds to gel and plump up.

Side note – you’ll notice that the seeds will separate to the top and bottom. But don’t worry, as you give them time to gel up, they will slowly all start to float together. Just make sure to give it a good shake or stir before drinking.

How Long Does Chia Seed Water Last?

It’s easy to make chia seed water on the spot. But if you want to do a little prep work, it can be refrigerated for up to 5 days in a sealed container. Just give it a shake or stir before drinking.

More Ways To Use Chia Seeds

A bag of chia seeds goes a long way in so many recipes. Here’s just a few ideas on how to get creative with them.

Chia Seed JamOvernight OatsChocolate Chia PuddingUltimate Flax Seed Crackers

It’s time to hop on the chia seed water bandwagon! Once you make it, let me know what you think in a comment below.

Chia Seed Water

5 from 13 votes Prep: 5 minutes Servings: 1 serving Author: Lisa BryanPrintPinReviewSaveSaved


Add this chia seed water into your routine, and you’ll be feeling as good as ever with its many health benefits and refreshing flavor!


3 cups water1 tablespoon chia seeds1 lemon


Juice half of the lemon (about 1 ½ tablespoons of juice) and slice the other half. In a mason jar or other drinking jar, mix the water, chia seeds, lemon juice, and lemon slices. If the jar has a lid, just give it a good shake. Let it sit for 15 minutes, to allow the seeds to gel and plump up, then enjoy!

Lisa’s Tips

Don’t forget to give the jar a shake or stir before each sip, as the chia seeds will naturally fall to the bottom. I think it’s easiest to drink with this glass straw, and you can easily stir with the straw between sips. 


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg Course: Drinks Cuisine: American Keyword: chia seed, Chia Seed Recipe, Chia Seed Water

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