25 Chia Seed Drinks for 2024

If you’ve seen chia seed drinks at the grocery store and wondered how to make chia seed drinks at home, you’ll love this collection of flavorful and healthy chia seed drink recipes.

chia seed drinks and smoothies with chia seeds

I’ve got you covered with a variety of fruity chia seed drinks, smoothies with chia seeds, and even a couple of chia puddings you can make at home.

All About Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica. Aztecs and Mayans consumed chia seeds regularly, and particularly appreciated the seeds as a source of strength for sustained periods of time.

 Chia Seeds for Drinks, smoothies and pudding

Chia seeds are small, but packed with nutrients including fiber, protein, omega-3s, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. Chia seeds also contain antioxidants.

The flavorless seeds are easy to incorporate into your diet by adding chia seeds to drinks, smoothies with chia seeds, and chia puddings. You can also sprinkle chia seeds on top of your cereal or yogurt parfaits.

You can purchase chia seeds at most grocery stores, or online.

Chia Seed Drinks

Add chia seed drinks to your diet for extra Omega-3s and fiber!

1. Strawberry Chia Lemonade

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Super simple healthy Strawberry Lemonade with chia seeds from A Saucy Kitchen– only 5 ingredients needed. Bonus, this chia seed drink is Paleo + Vegan + Low FODMAP.

2. Keto Fruit Chia Seed Drink

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This keto fruity chia tea recipe from My Life Cookbook is a healthy and tasty drink you can make at home instead of buying an expensive one at the store. Using fruity herbal tea you can make any variety of flavors of this sugar free homemade chia seed drink!

3. Matcha Lemonade with Chia Seeds

Matcha Lemonade with Chia Seeds

You’ll love this tasty and satisfying summer matcha lemonade from Lifestyle of a Foodie. The chia seeds add a fun texture and some extra fiber for a delicious refreshing drink.

4. Orange Chia Seed Drink

Orange Chia Seed Drink | Chia Drink Recipes

This Orange Chia Seed Drink (also called chia seed water) from The Harvest Kitchen is a refreshing and nutritious drink made with from soaking chia seeds in water and orange juice. It’s rich with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and much more. It’s also one of my favorite chia seed drink recipes!

5. Blackberry and Lime Chia Frescas

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Give this Blackberry & Lime Chia Fresca from Cocoon Cooks a go! You can make it ahead in the evening and take it to work the next morning!

6. Chia Fresca

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This refreshing Chia Fresca from Slender Kitchen is a surprisingly delicious and healthy drink! Think of it like a healthier lemonade packed with nutrients and vitamins from the chia seeds.

7. Mint Chia Limeade

homemade chia drink with lime and mint and honey

This mint chia seed limeade recipe is sweetened with honey. The chia seed adds a fun texture, the lime adds a nice tangy foundation and the mint adds a cool sensation.

8. Cranberry Raspberry Chia Lemonade

Cranberry Raspberry Chia Lemonade | Chia Seed Drinks

This chia lemonade with cranberry and raspberry from Running to the Kitchen is tart, sweet and filled with nutritious chia seeds for a refreshing and healthy drink.

Smoothies with Chia Seeds

Smoothies with chia seeds are a great way to start the day!

9. Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Raspberry Chia Smoothie | Chia Seed Smoothies

Raspberry Smoothies with chia seeds from Slender Kitchen are made with frozen berries, banana, chia seeds, flax seeds, and almond butter. This chia seed smoothie is a nutrient-packed smoothie that is sweet, creamy, and refreshing.

10. Berry Protein Smoothie

Keto Berry Smoothie with Chia | Chia Seed Smoothies

Berry protein smoothies with chia seeds recipe from Wholesome Yum are made with just 7 simple ingredients and no added sugar. Try this collagen smoothie for a healthy breakfast or snack!

11. Blueberry Chia Smoothie

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Blueberry Smoothies with chia seeds from Natalie’s Health are cooling and refreshing. Creamy, thick, and super sweet. It’s packed with fruity freshness and chia seeds. Perfect breakfast drink!

12. Cherry Chia Smoothie

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Cherry smoothies with chia seeds from So Yummy Recipes are so rich and creamy thanks to the yoghurt, peanut butter and chia seeds. Enjoy this smoothie to treat yourself with a healthy and delicious drink.

13. Cold Brew Coffee Banana Chia Smoothie

delicious cold brew coffee banana smoothie

This cold brew coffee banana smoothie is the perfect way to start your day, post-workout smoothie, or afternoon pick me up. Can’t go wrong with smoothies with chia seeds, cold brew coffee, frozen banana, collagen powder, and cocoa powder comes together in minutes. This recipe is high-protein, low calorie, and high energy!

14. Strawberry Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Strawberry Raspberry Chia Smoothie | Smoothies with Chia Seeds

This strawberry raspberry chia seed smoothie from Cooking with Tyanne is perfect for this summer heat! It also only has 4 ingredients and is one of the easiest smoothies with chia seeds to make.

15. Strawberry Blueberry Chia Smoothie

Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie | Smoothies with Chia Seeds

Packed with good-for-you ingredients, this Strawberry Blueberry Spinach Smoothie from Yummy Addiction makes the perfect summer breakfast or mid-day snack. A true powerhouse of healthy things, it’s also crazy delicious!

16. Zucchini Chia Smoothie

Zucchini Chia Smoothie | Smoothies with Chia Seeds

Quench your thirst with this vegetable and fruit packed zucchini smoothie from Yummy Addiction. It’s refreshing, smooth, healthy, and so satisfying that you will be happy to have it every day.

17. Apple Banana Chia Smoothie

Apple Banana Chia Smoothie | Smoothies with Chia Seeds

This apple banana chia smoothie with ginger from Masala Herb is delicious and will help you to stay healthy and assist you to eventually lose weight. All ingredients combine to make the perfect breakfast beverage to start the day!

18. Healthy Berry Chia Smoothie


Healthy and filling berry breakfast smoothie from Little Sunny Kitchen. Made with berries, oats, milk and topped with chia seeds!

19. Banana Cashew Butter Chia Seed Smoothie

Banana Chashew Butter Chia Seed Smoothie | Smoothies with Chia Seeds

Creamy and sweet Banana Cashew Butter Chia Seed Smoothie from Jar of Lemons! This super healthy smoothie is perfect for starting the day off in a healthy and energizing way!

20. Peanut Butter & Chia Seed Oatmeal Smoothie

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chia Smoothie | Smoothies with Chia Seeds

This thick and creamy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie from Chef Savvy is sure to keep you feeling full and energized! Top with chia seeds or blend them in for a yummy texture and extra boost of protein.

21. Radiant Skin Smoothie with Chia Seeds


This smoothie from Gluten Free Homestead is called Radiant Skin Smoothie because you’ll l add chia seeds that are packed with essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 oils that will make your skin glow like never before!

22. Spinach Loquat Smoothie

spinach Loquat Smoothie | Smoothies with Chia Seeds

Spinach loquat smoothie from Little Sunny Kitchen is one of the most refreshing green smoothies with chia seeds!

Chia Pudding Recipes

Chia puddings are not actually chia seed drinks, but if you happen to be on a chia seed kick, I thought you might appreciate some chia pudding recipes as well.

23. Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

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This Mango Coconut Chia Pudding from The Yummy Bowl is made with only the best and healthy ingredients that together create truly delicious taste. It’s not only a healthy dessert but a perfect breakfast pudding.

24. Chia Pudding Three Ways

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This chia pudding from Dinner at the Zoo is a 3 ingredient meal or snack that’s vegan and full of nutrition. If you’ve ever wondered “does chia pudding taste good?” you’ll want to try the three different flavor variations for traditional, chocolate and raspberry chia seed puddings and see for yourself how delicious chia pudding can be.

25. Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

PB Overnight Oats and Chia Seeds

This overnight peanut butter oats with chia seeds from Minimalist Baker uses just 5 ingredients, and takes only 5 minutes prep time.

Other Recipes You’ll Love

If you loved the chia seed drinks, smoothies with chia seeds, and chia puddings, you need to check out these other recipes:

Detox Pineapple Smoothie

Acai Bowls

Ginger Turmeric Lemon Tea

Virgin Mojito Mocktail

Matcha Lemonade

Golden Milk Latte


How to prepare chia seed to add to drinks?

The best way to prepare chia seeds is to combine organic chia seeds with water, stir to avoid clumps, and set aside for 10-15 minutes while the chia seeds expand. You can also add 1-2 tablespoons chia seeds to smoothies.

Where to buy chia seed drinks?

If you decide not to make chia drink recipes yourself, you can buy chia seed drinks at most grocery stores and health food stores in the chilled drink section.

Are chia seed drinks good for you?

Chia seed drinks can be healthy as they are a simply way to add healthy fats into a snack/meal. If you are wondering why chia pudding is healthy, one reason is that chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids – the heart friendly fat.

Do Chia Seeds go bad? Does Chia Pudding go bad? Do Chia Drinks go bad?

Chia seeds themselves can last up to two years in your pantry, if stored correctly in airtight packaging. Once chia is added to a recipe it will normally last about 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container. After those time windows chia seeds can go bad and it is best to make a new batch and consume within 5 days.

Chia Seed Drinks

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  1. I love chia seeds and all their benefits. Thank you for these awesome recipes, I will surely try them all!

  2. Delicious! I can’t wait to try! Especially the peanut butter chai smoothie! Yum

  3. Chia seeds are so great for you! So I’m so glad I found this list — I’ll be making lots of these recipes!

  4. I’ve recently started adding chia seeds to most of my drinks. I love them in smoothies. Saving these recipes since they all look fantastic to make!

  5. I love chia seeds! In Mexico we use them to make lots of beverages and some traditional foods. Great collection here!

  6. The Strawberry Lemonade is absolutely gorgeous – we couldn’t get enough of it over the summer months! Cannot wait to try some more of these recipes 🙂

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