Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)

Refreshingly delicious and naturally nutritious.

Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)

Increasing numbers of people everyday are paying more attention to their health, so it comes as no surprise that healthy drinks are a large part of this. In fact the healthy beverage market is a multi-billion dollar a year industry and growing. They range anywhere from natural energy drinks to aloe beverages. The list is vast and every one claims to provide a number of health benefits. Some of these beverages really do live up to their health claims, but which ones? Then there is the matter of price, these beverages are not cheap, usually costing several dollars each.

Luckily I have a solution for you.
What is it you ask? That’s the easy part, it’s Chia Seeds Tea!
Yes, you heard me correct, chia seeds tea. It costs a fraction of the price of anything you might find in the store, with a far superior flavor to anything off the shelf, and the best part is you can make it yourself so you know exactly what is in it. This tasty tea is making waves all through the health world and for good reason, it truly lives up to the hype.
So jump right on in to this delicious craze, you won’t be sorry.

The Healthy Facts

Chia seeds tea is a refreshing and nutritious beverage packed full of vitamins and antioxidants. These tiny seeds have been dubbed a super food, and for good reason. They contain many of the nutrients our bodies need everyday, like magnesium, zinc and calcium. They also happen to be high in fiber and loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, which are a complete protein and an excellent source of healthy fat. This is wonderful news for anyone on a plant based diet as it can help you meet many of your daily dietary needs.

Not only are chia seeds nutrient dense, they also help to provide numerous other health benefits. Like strengthening your immune system, lowering your risk of heart disease and helping to reduce inflammation. The fiber in these power packed seeds not only helps you to feel more satiated but also keeps you feeling full longer, great for those busy mornings or anyone trying to lose a little weight.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups brewed fruity herbal tea of choice chilled
  • Sweetener of choice to taste sugar-free recommended for keto
Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)

How to Make Chia Seeds Tea

Step 1: Combine chia seeds with water in a jar. Stir well to ensure the seeds are fully submerged.

Step 2: Place the jar in the refrigerator and let the chia seeds soak for 1 hour, or until they have absorbed the water and formed a gel-like consistency.

Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)

Step 3: In a large pitcher, mix the chia gel with the chilled brewed fruity herbal tea.

Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)

Step 4: Add sweetener to your taste preference and stir the mixture until the sweetener is fully dissolved.

Step 5: Refrigerate the tea for another hour to allow the flavors to meld together and the drink to chill thoroughly.

Step 6: Serve the Low Carb Fruity Chia Tea in glasses over ice, if desired, for a refreshing and hydrating drink.

FAQs & Tips

How to Make Ahead and Store?

This beverage is perfect for making ahead of time. Simply follow the easy four ingredient recipe to make your chia seed tea then store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to three days.

My mixture has a jelly like texture, is that normal?

Yes, when soaked in liquid the seeds have a natural jelly like texture. Simply stir or shake to break up the seeds and evenly distribute them throughout the tea.

Can I make this super food even healthier?

You sure can! Adding in fruits like citrus can give you a great boost of vitamin C or other vitamins.

Are chia seeds harmful?

No they are not. The only thing you need to worry about is sometimes those little seeds can get stuck in your teeth, so best not to drink this tea before an important meeting or photo shoot.

Can I use a different liquid in my drink mix?

Yes, you can use anything from an aloe beverage to your favorite nut milk. Fruit juices like pomegranate and cranberry also work well and provide an extra pop of flavor along with more of the vitamins your body needs.

Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)

Serving Suggestions

This chia seeds tea recipe is already delicious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add in your own flair. I recommend trying different teas and juices to easily change up the taste, feel free to experiment a little! Try all the flavor combinations you can think of and see what you like best. A few of my favorites are, cranberry, pomegranate, and blueberry lemonade. Adding in fresh berries like blueberry and raspberry or even fresh herbs like mint can give another layer of flavor to your teas as well. If you like your chia seeds tea a touch on the sweet side try adding in a splash of honey or maple syrup. Don’t be shy, give that new idea a try, it might just end up being your most delicious combo yet.

Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)
Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)

Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 90 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups brewed fruity herbal tea of choice chilled
  • sweetener of choice to taste sugar-free recommended for keto

Instructions
 

  • Combine chia seeds with water in a jar. Stir well to ensure the seeds are fully submerged.
  • Place the jar in the refrigerator and let the chia seeds soak for 1 hour, or until they have absorbed the water and formed a gel-like consistency.
    Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)
  • In a large pitcher, mix the chia gel with the chilled brewed fruity herbal tea.
    Chia Seeds Tea (Chia Drink)
  • Add sweetener to your taste preference and stir the mixture until the sweetener is fully dissolved.
  • Refrigerate the tea for another hour to allow the flavors to meld together and the drink to chill thoroughly.
  • Serve the Low Carb Fruity Chia Tea in glasses over ice, if desired, for a refreshing and hydrating drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gTrans Fat: 0.03gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 6gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chia drink, chia seeds tea, chia tea
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