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Iced Tea Chia Fresca

Yield 4 cups

A hydrating drink any time of year, this Iced Tea Chia Fresca is super refreshing and takes just seconds to make. So grab a few simple ingredients, shake them together, and you'll be sipping this fun drink in no time.


  • 4 cups brewed iced tea any flavor, cooled
  • 4 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice from about half a lemon


  • Combine the honey and water. Stir until the honey is well dissolved.
  • Combine the honey-water mixture, brewed tea, lemon juice, and chia seeds in a large container with a tight-fitting lid or a large pitcher. Shake or stir well.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour, shaking or stirring every once in a while. The chia seeds will settle to the bottom of the jar, so give it a good shake or stir before serving.


This Iced Tea Chia Fresca is surprisingly popular with kids, but here are some options for resistant eaters:
  • Be sure to use an herbal, naturally decaffeinated tea. Mint is a great option, as is hibiscus.
  • If your child is a fan of the color pink, definitely brew up some bright pink hibiscus tea. In our house it's called "princess bubble tea," Enough said.
  • Add a little extra honey if your child likes a sweeter drink.
  • Omit the lemon if he or she doesn't like sour flavors.
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