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Chia seed drink - how to make it.

Updated on February 15, 2013
Chia seed with mucilage. The mucilage is transparent but very gelatinous.
Chia seed with mucilage. The mucilage is transparent but very gelatinous.

Chia is a wonderful seed with many, many benefits. Not only is it extremely nutritional to the body, but it is also extremely easy to prepare. There are several ways to prepare your own chia drink. Your favorite way of making it will largely depend on your own taste and convenience. Here are some of the most common ways to prepare chia seed water.

Note: it is important to remember that the mucilage (gel like secretion of the chia seed) is basic in the preparation of the chia water. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE STRAINED FROM THE SEED. Most of the seed benefits are in the mucilage. Therefore, all recipes require soaking the chia in water for 2-4 hrs, or until mucilage develops.

Chia seed drink - The easy way


1 cup of chia seeds

1 liter of water


1. Leave the chia seeds soaking in half a liter of water from 3 to 4 hrs.

2. Add the other half liter of water to the chia

3. Stir and it's ready to drink

Chia seed drink - Toasted


1 cup of chia seeds

1 liter of water



1. Toast the chia seeds for 1 minute. Do not use oil. Simply place the seeds in a pan and toast.

2. Let the seeds cool.

3. Optional step- grind the seeds

4. Place the seeds (ground or whole) in 1/2 liter of water and let it soak for 3 hrs.

5. Add 1/2 liter of water to the chia water.

6. Add lemon to taste and stir

Lemonade way


1 cup of chia seeds

1 liter of water




1. Make lemonade to taste in a liter of water

2. Place the chia in your lemonade and let it soak for 3 hrs.

3. Stir and it's ready to drink

Some people prefer to add sugar to the chia water. I prefer to drink it only adding lemons. Also, keep in mind that if you are using chia for weight loss, it will be best to stay away from sugar. Happy drinking!


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      Cecil Kenmill 

      13 months ago from Osaka, Japan

      Chia seeds and lemon? Very interesting. I'll give it a shot!

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      4 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      This was a useful hub on how to make it, once I try chia seeds someday. Great tips! Voted up!

    • Silver Q profile imageAUTHOR

      Silver Q 

      6 years ago

      Hi Tirelesstraveler!

      I'm glad you found it useful!

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      Judy Specht 

      6 years ago from California

      I have been wondering what to do with the Chia seeds I purchased. Thanks for solving my problem:)


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