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DIY Chia Seed Drinks

Patricia Reitz

Chia seed puddings have been popular for a while now, but have you noticed the new Chia Seed Drinks that have been popping up all over the place lately?  They're filling and nutritious and really fun to drink.  What's not so fun about them is the price - I'm not paying 4 or 5 bucks for an 8-ounce drink that I can easily make for a fraction of the price.  Here's how.

Chia seeds are high in nutrients, high in antioxidants, high in fiber, high in protein, and they're a whole lot of fun to eat.  They absorb at least 10 times their weight in liquid which makes them puff up and gel - similar in texture to tomato seeds. 

how to make chia seed gel

Combine the dry chia seeds with water - stir together and continue to stir every 15 minutes for an hour.

After an hour has passed, cover and chill overnight.

how to make gelled chia seeds

The next day all you have to do is combine one part gelled chia seeds with one part of the beverage of your choice.  That's all there is to it.

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Now go turn your favorite beverage into a chia seed drink.  Enjoy!

Items used to make this recipe:

Chia Seed Drinks

makes 2 servings

Printable Recipe


  • 1 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 cup beverage of your choice (fruit juice, iced coffee, almond milk, etc)


  1. In a jar or other airtight container, mix water and chia seeds together; allow to sit at room temperature and stir every 15 minutes for 1 hour.

  2. Put lid on container and chill for at least 8 hours or overnight.

  3. When you're ready to assemble your drink, mix one part gelled chia seeds with an equal amount of the beverage of your choice.

inspired by Mama Natural