Chia water has been my favorite drink this summer. It’s super simple to make, tastes delicious and gives you a natural energy boost.
I discovered chia water last summer during a trip to Boulder, Colorado. I ordered a Ginger Mint Chia Water at Lyfe Kitchen on Pearl Street. I was immediately obsessed, and knew I could recreate it at home (for a fraction of the cost of a restaurant version).
Chia seeds are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and are super hydrating because they absorb tons of water. They also contain fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium and other nutrients. Chia seeds are also said to give you an energy boost.
When chia seeds are soaked in a liquid, a gelatinous coating forms around the seed. This makes the seeds easy to swallow. But if you have texture issues, you may not be a fan of chia water. Just a warning.
I’ve made a few different versions of infused chia water this summer, so I thought I would share a few of my favorites.
The chia seeds settle to the bottom of your glass, so just give your water a stir before each sip. I add between one and two tablespoons of chia seeds.
I usually soak my chia seeds overnight, but I tried soaking my chia seeds for a shorter amount of time – 10-20 minutes – and they still puffed up and became gelatinous.
Try one of my recipes and let me know what you think!