Include chia seed water in your daily routine to optimise hydration and support digestion. Not only are there a lot of health benefits tied to chia seeds, but it’ll make drinking your daily water a bit more exciting!
The benefits of chia seed water
Chia seeds can be easily added to your every day routine, from chia seed pudding, to easy seedy crackers, to chia seed jam and quinoa and chia seed bread. These little seeds are nutritional superstars and offer an easy way to give your meals (and drinks) a healthy boost. And yes, that includes a regular glass of water! Just add some chia seeds and fresh lime to your daily water intake for a refreshing drink.
Three reasons why this combo is so good:
- Supports digestion. Chia seeds are loaded with fibre, and lime is an acidic ingredient that helps to break down food. Which makes this a mighty combo when it comes to easy digestion and healthy bowel movements. This is so important for optimal health, fertility and feeling well throughout IVF.
- It helps to keep you full and satisfied. Chia seeds are a great source of healthy fats, which will help to keep you subtly full between meals.
- Keeps you happily hydrated. Most importantly, this will help to keep you hydrated and it’s very refreshing thanks to the fresh squeeze of lime!
What’s in chia seed water?
All you need for this recipe are chia seeds, water, and fresh lime juice. You can also use fresh lemon juice if you prefer.
How to make chia seed water
To make sure you’re well equipped with water for the day, use a 1-litre sized bottle. This size leaves a little bit of space for shaking up the chia seeds. But you can use any cup or jar, and give it a stir with a spoon or straw. Here’s how to make chia seed water in two simple steps:
- Make fresh lime juice Juice a whole lime (about 1½ tablespoons of juice) and cut another lime into slices or wedges. Use unwaxed limes if possible since the lime slices or wedges will be sitting in the water.
- Mix everything up. Place the water, chia seeds, lime juice, and lime slices into a bottle or jar, seal and shake well. Let it sit for 15 minutes to allow the seeds to gel as they absorb the water. You’ll notice that the seeds will separate to the top and bottom. But don’t worry, as you give them time to gel up, they will slowly all start to float together. Just make sure to give it a good shake or stir before drinking.
How long does chia seed water last?
You can store chia seed water in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days if you like. Just give it a shake or stir before drinking.
More chia seed recipes to try
- Chia seed jam
- Tropical chia pudding
- Easy seedy crackers
- Quinoa and chia seed bread
- Down-regulation IVF smoothie
I hope you enjoy this chia seed water recipe. If you make it, let me know how it turned out. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below, or post in The Fertility Kitchen Community.
Chia seed water
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 unwaxed lime, sliced or cut into wedges
- 750 ml filtered water
- 1 lime, juiced
- Place the chia seeds, lime slices, water and lime juice in a 1 litre bottle or jar. Seal and shake to mix well. Set aside for 15 minutes to allow the seeds to soak up the water. Shake again before drinking.