Chia Lemonade

a sweet (but healthy!) detox drink to sip all summer long
chia lemonade
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Chia is one of my favourite summer superfoods. When soaked in water, chia seeds create a mucilaginous outer layer which is fabulous for clearing out the digestive tract since it carries water and fibre through the intestines. Mucilaginous foods like chia seeds, seaweed, and oats are considered “cooling” in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine, making them a great addition to your summer meal planning.

Easy Chia Lemonade

Pair this recipe with Tempeh Lettuce Wraps with Creamy Tahini DressingCrispy Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad with Herb Dressing, and Simple Summer Dessert Parfait for an amazing summer fiesta!


  • 1 L filtered water

  • 3 tbsp white chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • juice from 1 lemon


Add all ingredients to a large mason jar, mix well and let sit for 20 minutes to allow chia seeds to absorb water.

You may also enjoy: 6 Practices for a Safe and Healthy DetoxChia: The Tiny Seed with Huge Nutritional Value, and The Best Superfoods List According to a Culinary Alchemist.