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two glasses of chia fresca with wedges of lime and a multicoloured tea towel on a grey background

Chia Fresca

Make Chia Fresca at home! This quick and easy recipe is the perfect healthy hydration drink. Made with just chia seeds, lime juice, honey, and a pinch of salt, it's a natural energy drink you can pull off in a matter of minutes. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Chia Seeds, Drinks
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 69kcal


  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 small lime juiced
  • 1/2 tsp honey or other liquid sweetener
  • pinch pink Himalayan salt


  • In a large glass combine the water, chia, lime juice, honey, and salt.
  • Stir well to avoid clumps, and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • You will have to stir again as the chia seeds will settle with time - this is totally normal.
  • When the seeds are well hydrated (they should look sort of like a tomato seed with the jelly layer around it), give the glass a final stir.
  • Drink immediately.



Nutrition values are an estimate only. 


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 0.9mg