Chia Seed Kombucha Energy Drink Recipe

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How to Make a Chia Seed and Kombucha Energy Drink
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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

Chia Seed Kombucha Energy Drink Recipe

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


1 cups +


  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup water (warm)
  • 1 cup kombucha (preferably with natural fruit/juice added and second ferment completed)


  • Combine the chia seeds with the warm water in a mason jar.
  • Put a lid on the mason jar and place in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chia seeds to hydrate and a gel to form.
  • 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!


Nutrition Facts
Chia Seed Kombucha Energy Drink Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 ¼ cups)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 80mg3%
Carbohydrates 61.3g20%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 16.3g18%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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

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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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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


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