A glass full of chia seed lemonade on a white painted wood table and white background.

Healthy and Filling Chia Lemonade

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 mintues
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A healthier alternative to ordinary lemonade, this version incorporates chia seed which plump up and gel making a filling beverage that works well to crave off hunger and also aids in digestion. The maple syrup adds just a bit of sweetness without being overpowered or overly sugary.



  • 2/3 cup lemon juice (for me, this took 4 lemons)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds (or go crazy)


  1. Combine lemon juice, maple syrup, and water in a large pitcher (plus two of the leftover lemon halves, if you like).
  2. Once well combined, add chia seeds and let mixture sit for at least 30 minutes, so the chia seeds plump up. Serve and enjoy!

  • Category: Nonalcoholic
  • Method: Countertop
  • Cuisine: Beverage

Keywords: chia, lemonade, healthy drink