How to make Chia Fresca

Hey guys! If you got to this page by clicking the link on my blog, Favorite 5: Things to Do with Chia Seeds, then you pretty much know how this goes.

As mentioned from my previous post, Chia Fresca is a refreshing and healthy drink that’s found everywhere in Mexico and is drank regularly. It’s so perfect for summer weather here in Los Angeles. What I love about it the most is that it’s mostly filtered water so right off the bat I know it’s good for me lol. On a serious note, though, this drink is special because you get a hint of lime and lemon. It makes it so fresh and the chia seeds are just a major plus for it’s additional nutrition boost especially when it comes to fiber.

So let’s get to it, how is it made?


  • Pitcher/Glass
  • Filtered Water – for my pitcher, I used a total of 3.5 glasses of water (mason jar size) / use one glass of water if making a single serving
  • Lime and/or Lemon – I used half a lemon’s juice and sliced the other half as well as 2 limes (one juiced, and one sliced) / a single lime or lemon is enough for 1 serving
  • Sweetener – I typically use honey but since I didn’t have some at home, I used pure cane sugar (1/3 cup for my pitcher) / to taste for single serving
  • Chia Seeds – I used 1/2 cup for my pitcher / 2 tablespoons for single serving


  • Rinse Pitcher / glass
  • Fill glass or pitcher with filtered water
  • Juice lime/lemon and add to water
  • Add sweeter
  • Add chia seeds
  • Mix
  • Add lemon and/or lime slices
  • Mix one more time
  • Let chill in the fridge for atleast 3 hours (allowing the chia seeds to gel up a bit) or overnight.
  • Serve cold.

That’s it! Pretty straightforward and trust me–this will keep you hydrated and keep your tummy happy as well! 🙂

Have you tried chia fresca? What do you think of it? What other ways do you enjoy your chia seeds? I’d love to know 🙂




18 thoughts on “How to make Chia Fresca

  1. Chia seeds are awesome and I really like adding it in smoothies, overnight oats, and water! It’s a great source of fiber! I love how easy this is to make!


  2. I love anything that is done using Chia seeds and this looks absolutely refreshing. We usually add it in smoothies and I would love to try out this chia fresca sometime during my weekend!


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