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15 Chia Seed Drink Recipes (Vegan and Gluten-Free!)

Have you been looking for a delicious chia seed drink recipe you can make from home?

I think you'll agree with me when I say:

Chia seeds are incredibly nourishing and have tons of benefits...but finding the time to eat them can be a challenge.

Luckily, Chia is so versatile and easy to use with your favorite recipes that you can literally mix them with any of your favorite drink recipes! In fact, chia drinks are my favorite way to consume this super-seed!

These 15 Chia Seed Drink Recipes are sure to spark some creative ideas in the kitchen and help you kick bad food cravings throughout your busy day! Ready? Scroll down to see the recipes!

#1 Raspberry Green Tea Lemonade With Chia

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​Trying to maximize the benefits of drinking chia seeds? This Raspberry Green Tea Lemonade with Chia recipe uses green tea, lemons, raspberries, and chia seeds to give you a drink full of antioxidants and vitamins. All you need is fifteen minutes to make this delicious drink!

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​#2 Blackberry & Lime Chia Fresca

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Water is essential for proper hydration. But when you add chia seeds, the effect is huge! Of course, water and chia isn't the most appealing taste in the world. To add some flavor to your day, try going beyond simply drinking chia seeds in water. This Blackberry & Lime Chia Fresca recipe adds a naturally sweet and refreshing drink to your day that can't be beat!

​#3 Raspberry Chia Smoothie (Quick and Easy)

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​Looking for a filling drink to help you stay full longer during the day? This is one of the chia seed drink recipes you can make in just five minutes! It's ice cold and makes for a great snack or breakfast. This Raspberry Chia Smoothie is extremely satisfying!

​#4 Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie

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​Want a tasty drink that is thick and naturally sweet? By drinking chia seeds in this Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie Recipe, you can get all the flavor of a frozen treat combined with loads of nutritional benefits. Did I forget to tell you this recipe only takes 10 minutes to make?

​#5 Chia Fresca (Works with ANY Fruit!)

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​What has fresh fruit, lemon, honey, chia seeds, and ice cold water? This Chia Fresca! Making this is so simple, you won't believe how much flavor is packed in. This is the perfect chia seed drink recipe to throw together quickly in the morning or to make for yourself throughout the day!

#6 DIY Chia Seed Drink (Tailored to Fit)​

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Okay so there are tons of recipes out there - but what do you have at home? This recipe lets you create a DIY Chia Seed Drink by using other drinks you probably have around the house. Make any form of chia seed juice drink, coffee drink, almond milk drink, or anything in between!

​#7 Mango Chia Seed Smoothie

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​Mangos and bananas are delicious. What you might not know is that they are even more delicious in a smoothie with chia seeds! This Mango Chia Seed Smoothie is one of the quickest chia seed drink recipes to make - as it only takes 10 minutes to have a thick and delicious smoothie. What's better than that?

​#8 Hibiscus Berry Chia Seed Honey Drink (Super Energizing!)

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​Looking for energy and lots of antioxidants? This Hibiscus Chia Seed Honey Energy Drink recipe has it all! With chia seeds, green tea leaves, hibiscus leaves, blackberries and more, you can get yourself feeling your best. I think we could always use a drink that helps kick us into gear!

#9 Banana Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds​

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With tons of tropical flavors mixed in, you can't go wrong with this chia smoothie. Sipping this Banana Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds will have you feeling like you are right on the beach!

​#10 Cucumber, Lime, and Chia Fresca

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​Cucumbers, lime, chia seeds and water make for the perfect combination of flavors. A chia fresca is always refreshing and hydrating, especially during the summer! Make a big batch of this Cucumber, Lime, and Chia Fresca recipe for your guests - this is a sure crowd pleaser!

​#11 Green Tea and Chia Seed Energy Drink

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Have green tea and chia seeds? Well that's all you need for this chia energy drink! This can be a great start to your morning or an excellent source of energy before a workout. This Green Tea and Chia Seed Energy Drink recipe also lets you choose the thickness you prefer for drinking chia seeds, making it tailored to fit!

​#12 Banana Almond Smoothie with Chia Seeds

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If you want a nutrient-packed breakfast or midday snack, this is perfect for you! This Banana Almond Smoothie with Chia Seeds gives you omega-3, fiber, protein, and antioxidants - making it a deliciously nutritious addition to any day (not to mention it's super tasty!).

​#13 Paleo Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

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​Want something sweet, but without the added sugar? This Paleo Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie drink is naturally sweet as it is made with almond milk, bananas, blueberries, and of course, chia! This tastes like a naughty dessert, but it is actually a yummy and nutritious smoothie!

#14 Cucumber Mint Chia Fresca​

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​Need a soothing drink for a hot day or after a tough workout? This Cucumber Mint Chia Fresca is instantly refreshing thanks to the minty fresh flavor. Make a big batch of this and enjoy!

​#15 Immune-Boosting Paleo Blueberry Smoothie

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​Looking for a naturally protein-packed smoothie? This Immune-Boosting Paleo Blueberry Smoothie is the perfect option for breakfast to start your day off right! If you are looking for immune-support, this can also make a great midday snack.  

And that's it! Hopefully this list has sparked some creativity in you! 

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It only takes a few minutes to make chia part of your daily life! And if you're on the go like me, time is precious! So before you buy one of those expensive energy drinks or chia juices at the store, grab a blender or your favorite drinks from the refrigerator, buy some chia seeds and mix them together!

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About the Author Natural Nate

Whenever possible, Nate is mindful at what he puts into his body and is always looking to nature to thrive, both physically and spiritually. On a daily basis you can find him sipping a tall glass of green smoothie or eating a vegan burrito. He loves sharing his knowledge and deep appreciation for natural healing with the world.