Chia Seed Water

 

Here I am again with my love for chia seeds. Since I sprinkle these guys on salad, yogurt and smoothies already, I figured why not create another way to get these bundles of health into my diet. When chia seeds are soaked in water, a gelatinous coating forms that makes them soften; it definitely creates a certain texture that might not be for all, but I absolutely love it. This is a great on-the-go drink and easy way to get omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. I mix them with coconut water and a bit of lemon, shake it up in a jar, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. That’s it! Delicious, healthy and a natural energy drink that won’t ruin your insides. If you want to learn more about these little guys, check out my chia seed smoothie post here

 

Hier bin ich wieder mit meine liebe fuer Chiasamen. Ich misch die schon in Salate, Yogurt, und Smoothies, also warum nicht auch Wasser? Noch besser: Kokoswasser, mit ein bisschen Zitrone. Die Textur ist nicht fuer jeden — die Chiasamen werden durch das Wasser etwas gallertartig — aber mir macht’s nichts aus. Es ist der perfekte weg Omega-3-Fettsäuren in dein Diät zu bringen. Besser als Red Bull, oder?

 

Coconut Chia Seed Water 

1.5 cups natural coconut water; careful not to get the ones loaded with sugar! 

1 tbsp chia seeds 

1 lemon wedge squeezed

Honey is optional; I prefer not to, but I know lots who love it!

  • Rose D. Frenchtown, NJ USA

    I love how you’re translating your posts into German! Go girl!!!

    • @Rose thanks love! I figure it makes sense since a lot of my readers are from here xx

  • Kim

    Interesting Kayla, will introduce this in the morning and see how it fares.

  • angela

    i LOVE chia water!! funny story: i got a friend hooked and apparently REALLY hooked – she and her kiddos were drinking it daily. one day she discovered they must not be rinsing their dishes well, when she woke up to chia SPROUTING in her dishwasher! 🙂 thanks for sharing this version – i’m headed off to make it this morning…

    • @angela – sounds like she really loved those chia seeds!

  • Letitia Elizabeth

    I am definitely going to have to try this!

  • I Heart Black

    Hey! From where did you bought chia seeds in Berlin? I’m looking for them for a while 🙂

    http://www.iheartblack.com

    • I ordered them online through Amazon!

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  • Gail Hitson

    I’m sensitive to the indigestible fiber in chia seeds and love the nutrition. I’ve heard one can soak the seeds overnight and remove the gel which will contain the same nutritional benefits. My problem is how to separate or keep separate the seeds from the gel. Any good ideas or experiences here guys? Thanks for any feedback! Gia

  • Airah Drapeza

    Made this tonight because I’m trying to go back to my health nut ways and it is DELICIOUS!! I felt kind of iffy towards it at first but then I tried it and it is amazing. Also, I have to agree with you on the gelatin coating, strangely satisfying! I personally don’t like lemon in my coconut water but the honey does the trick. Super easy to make and real yummy 🙂 thanks for sharing the recipe!!!!

  • Crysta Chang

    Why do we add lemons? It’s hard since I’m doing this alone and I don’t want to waste a good lemon.