Chia Seed Kombucha Energy Drink Recipe

How to Make a Chia Seed and Kombucha Energy Drink

One time, while on vacation and stranded in a Whole Foods while my husband was in a meeting (I guess there are worse places to get stranded!) I bought a bottle of chia seed kombucha. In hindsight, I don’t know why I bought it since I didn’t really expect to like it and I don’t usually just spend $4 on a whim…

Thankfully, I did try it and liked it, but unfortunately, I wasn’t going to spend $4 to get one very often.

I’ve written about chia seeds before and the ways that we use them: to make homemade pudding, thicken soups and sauces, in recipes, on salads, and in smoothies.

According to Mountain Rose Herbs they contain “Essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, 30% protein, vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, iron, iodine, copper, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, silicon, and anti-oxidants.”

Kombucha is also a favorite around our house (if you don’t know what it is or how to make it, here is the info). From a previous article:

Kombucha contains high levels of antioxidants, b-vitamins, probiotics, and glucaric acid. It has been reported to have a variety of health benefits including:

  • liver detoxification
  • improved pancreas function
  • increased energy
  • better digestion
  • improved mood (helps with anxiety/depression)
  • kills candida (yeast)
  • helps nutrient assimilation

Combine chia seeds and kombucha and you have a health-boosting, energy giving super drink. I really enjoy the texture of the hydrated chia seeds, and this is a great on the go drink when I have a busy day.

How to Rehydrate Chia Seeds

This recipe works best with rehydrated chia seeds that have already somewhat gelled. To make this, combine:

Stir well and leave in the refrigerator at least a few hours to rehydrate and gel. (A “part” can be whatever measure you want, a Tablespoon, ¼ cup, etc. I make this recipe with 1 part = ¼ cup, so ¼ cup chia seeds and 1 cup warm water.)

Where to Get Chia Seeds

I order chia seeds from Mountain Rose Herbs and Amazon since there isn’t a good local source where I am. Some health food stores carry chia seeds though.

How to Make Chia Seed Kombucha

How to Make a Chia Seed and Kombucha Energy Drink
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Chia Seed Kombucha Energy Drink Recipe

Chia seeds and kombucha combine to make a health boosting superdrink that gives all-day energy.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cups +
Calories 300kcal
Author Katie Wells

Ingredients

  • 1 cup already-brewed kombucha recipe here preferably with natural fruit/juice added and second ferment completed
  • ¼ to ½ cup rehydrated chia seed gel - To Make: Add 1 part chia seeds to 4 parts warm water I usually mix ¼ cup seeds with 1 cup warm water. Stir well, put lid on, and leave in refrigerator for at least a few hours.

Instructions

  • Put as much rehydrated chia seed gel as desired in a cup or bottle.
  • Add 1 cup or more of kombucha and stir well to incorporate.
  • Drink and enjoy!

Notes

Use kombucha that's had fruit juice added for a second ferment to customize to your flavor preference and add a bit of fizz. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1¼ cups | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 80mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16.3g

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This chia seed kombucha mixture provides a big energy boost, a lot of nutrients and vitamins and great taste!

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