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Chia Watermelon Aqua Fresca – light and refreshing drink, ready in under 10 minutes. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

Watermelon Chia Aqua Fresca

Hi guys!

I hope you don’t mind, but today’s recipe is a very simple one – homemade energy drink! Better than Red Bull!

I used chia seeds and watermelon, to create a delicious and refreshing aqua fresca. Perfect for the warm weather, which I love! This makes a great party drink.

And since I’m finally done with spring cleaning, I can sit and enjoy some watermelon aqua fresca.

I love watermelon and I buy it all summer long. While I love it on its own, it could be used in salads and various drinks.

Chia seeds are low in calories, rich in antioxidants, protein and fiber. They bring to this drink a little crunch, but also make it more fun!

Watermelon Chia Aqua Fresca

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5 from 3 votes

Chia Watermelon Aqua Fresca

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Chia Watermelon Aqua Fresca - light and refreshing drink, ready in under 10 minutes. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 4 cups chopped watermelon
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp maple syrup, (optional)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds + 6 tbsp water


  • In a small bowl, combine chia seeds and 6 tbsp water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, until chia gel is formed.
  • In a blender, blend watermelon and water until smooth. Strain pulp. Add lime juice. Add maple syrup, if necessary.
  • Add chia gel and mix. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or overnight.
  • Serve chilled.


Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 389mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 1730IU, Vitamin C: 24.6mg, Calcium: 104mg, Iron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. Such a refreshing sweet beverage. I’m just starting with Chia seeds and I really like them:)

  2. As I’m looking at this I’m realizing that I don’t eat nearly enough watermelon! I think I’m always scared to buy one because they are so big! These drinks looks so refreshing though! I think they will make a regular appearance in my house this summer πŸ™‚

    1. I kind of feel the same way Izzy, I don’t eat as much watermelon as I’d like! But this has to change! Glad you like the drink πŸ™‚

  3. This drink is making me want summer here NOW. I haven’t had chia seeds in a drink like this before. This just looks oh so refreshing! πŸ™‚

  4. This drink sounds so refreshing and perfect to get away with summer! Love the idea of using Chia seed for more healthier version.