Spring/Summer Beverage: Chia Water

Hello! It’s almost April in Florida which means I get to wear short sleeves again. As we approach these post-retirement temperatures, staying hydrated is key.

For the group of us that juice and sodas are too acidic for, and plain water gets bland after a while, I acknowledge us. Naturally, there is an easy solution for this: infused water. There are endless possibilities and I’ll share some of my favorites.

Let’s make this a Spring/Summer series!

By now, you may already know about my love for chia seeds. Not only can you make chia pudding, add them to smoothies, and bake them into banana bread, you can make chia water. They are hydrating and an easy way to get potassium, fiber, and other nutrients with little effort.

So how do you make it?

Gather these things:

  • 16 ounces water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Lime juice
  • Agave

Mix them into a bottle or cup. Stir. Let the chia seeds expand for 5 to 10 minutes. That’s it.

Chia seeds can soak up to 20x their size in water so you’re giving them time to do exactly that. I flavor mine with lime and agave. Limes are better than lemons. This is a fact. We can debate in the comments. Okay, not really, but I have a strong preference for limes.

Here is my disclaimer: I am not responsible for your grandmother/coworkers/significant other being very confused and curious by this beverage. But feel free to share their reactions in the comments.

Thank you being here and reading my writing. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know your results in the comments!!

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