This keto fruity chia tea recipe is a healthy and tasty drink you can make at home instead of buying an expensive one at the store. Using fruity herbal tea you can make any variety of flavors of this sugar free homemade chia seed drink!
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So rumor has it that a chia seed drink is expensive. I can’t say that I’ve ever bought one seeing as they seem so easy to make yourself.
I thought I’d try some chia seeds in tea and so I made this fruity chia tea. I used one of my many Steeped Teas I bought from my friend Debbie.
There are so many things you can do with tea. Now a days there are a wide range of flavors to try out, they have no carbs or calories and just take minutes to make. So tea is great for a keto or low carb diet!
What kind of tea to use?
You can use any kind of tea you want in this chia seed tea drink. However this is a great opportunity to use something really flavorful instead of regular black tea.
The tea I choose was called Berry Mania Fruit Tea. It contains elderberries, currants (currants, sunflower oil), hibiscus, beetroot dices and natural flavors.
It looks, smells and tastes great. Plus it has no caffeine so I can drink it all day and not worry about it affecting my sleep. So I make it often.
I have a lot of Steep tea and if you like loose leaf teas, you should check them out.
This is not a sponsored post, nor do I get any commission if you buy some but I truly believe in the product. I currently have over 10 bags of teas and have bought numerous bags over the years. They have some really unique flavors!
How to make this chia seed tea drink.
The recipe is quite simple and all you need is water, sweetener, tea and chia seeds!
- First mix the seeds with water. Add 3 tablespoons of chia seeds to 1 cup water.
- Mix and refrigerate till the seeds start to gel and absorb the water. This should take about an hour.
- Next mix 2 cups of fruit flavored tea with the chia mixture and add a little sweetener to taste. I like to use Torani sugar free syrups but you can use stevia, Splenda or whatever you like to use.
- Shake it well before drinking and keep refrigerated.
- This should make 2 drinks. You can play around with different teas to make different flavors of chia tea drinks.
How much does this recipe make?
This recipe makes at least 2 big glasses of tea but you could probably stretch the chia seeds and make the drink thinner if you wish.
Note: You could make this with any kind drink such as tea or fruit juice. It simple, delicious and has the health benefits of a good dose of fiber and a rich source of omega 3’s!
Other healthy keto chia seed recipes to try.
I have a lot of chia seed recipes on this blog and they are all low carb. Try one of these with those healthy chia seeds.
- chia seed drinks: Thai Tea, raspberry lemonade
- chia seed puddings: peanut butter and jelly, burnt almond torte, chocolate
- chia protein breakfast pudding: pumpkin chai, berry, coffee or tea
So next time you want a refreshing and healthy drink, try one of these fruity chia tea drinks. They taste great, fill you up and you can feel good about your health drinking it!
The nutrition for 1 drink is: 120 cals
7.5g fat / 9g carbs / 6g fiber / 4.5g protein = 3g net carb
Low Carb Fruity Chia Tea
This keto fruit chia seed tea drink is healthy and tasty. You can easily make chia tea at home instead of buying expensive ones at the store. Using fruity herbal tea you can make any variety of flavor!
- 3 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups brewed fruity tea of choice
- sweetener of choice (I like Torani Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup)
- Mix chia seeds in water then refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Next mix chia mixture with 2 cups of brewed tea.
- Mix well and refrigerate for another hour and it's ready to go!
The nutrition for 1 drink is: 120 cals / 7.5g fat / 9g carbs / 6g fiber / 4.5g protein = 3g net carb
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Who makes the berry mania tea? I can’t find it.
Hi Shirley, I have fixed the link and here is it. https://www.sipology.com/en-us/productdetail/3012US/?u=ENJOYTEAWITHME It was a Steeped Tea and they changed their name to Sipology I believe, so that is why it didn’t work. My apologies!
That is way more than a recommended serving of chia seeds in that pic shown. Holy crap, Literally!!
Hi Kim, to be honest I didn’t know there was a recommended serving for chia seeds but I did find this:
“A common dosage recommendation is 20 grams (about 1.5 tablespoons) of chia seeds, twice per day.”
And this recipe uses 3 tablespoons and has 2 servings so I think it would be ok.
But yes I guess it could be a lot for some people. It doesn’t really affect me that way but I guess it might with other people.
I was just wondering if there is a reason the chia gel is made with water and then added to juice. Why not just add the chia seeds to juice? My guess is that since you don’t really chew up the chia seeds or taste them much, they don’t need to be flavored, and so it would just waste tasty juice to have it soaked into the seeds? Just curious what the reasoning is. I’m going to try making some today.
Hi Mylie, you are exactly right. And yes you can skip the water and use the juice. It will work either way. You just have to have the same ratio of liquid to chia seeds. Hope you like it!
Does the Berry Mania tea taste strongly of beets?
Hi Adrienne, not at all in my opinion.
Hi Adrienne, I think Berry Mania has more of an elderberry taste with hints of hibiscus. I really don’t taste beet at all. I think the beet may be used for color since its a pretty purple color. It is good both hot and cold. If you add a sweetener, it enhances the taste too.
What a great idea! I prepared it earlier today and just had a glass. Definitely a “Yum!” (Really, if you have a tea you like and you don’t mind the texture of tapioca beads, you should enjoy this).It’s especially fun sipping all the seeds through a straw. Awesome way to add some extra nutrition to your day.
Hi Freya, so glad you liked it! You are right…. you can use any tea you like and it is a good way to add a little nutrition. Thanks for coming back to comment!
Try chia seeds in tomato juice or vegetable cocktail juice very yummy
Hi Bernie, what a great idea!!!
Bea Good :)
This sounds good. Question can you add the gel to hot tea? I hear drinking chia seeds before bed help you sleep better and I don’t like to drink things that are cold. Any information you can give me would be most helpful. Thank you for your time.
Hi Bea, I really don’t know? I would guess the you can make the tea and refrigerate so it stays a gel and then gently warm it up in the microwave? I’m sorry I”m not much help but that is interesting about helping with sleep!
I made it with a peach black tea (the only fruit one I had) and it turned out super good, although I made too much chia seed mixture so I will have to make more tea, but I am not complaining about that. THANKS!
Hi Emma, you can definitely mix and match with different teas. I need to make this again for the summer time. Glad you liked it!
how long would you suggest storing this? will it last a few days in the fridge if i make a larger batch?
Yes it will last a few days. I keep it roughly 4 days max and you have to shake it up or mix it up sometimes but it should be ok.
thanks. i made a big mason jar of chia seeds last night to keep in the fridge and i am just adding a couple spoonfuls to my drinks.
Slimey& yucky😵 hope it works !! Wish me luck
Chia seeds when soaked make a gel and that’s why it’s slimy. It’s definitely not for everyone but I liked it and I hope you do too.
Oh this looks so yummy and sounds pretty tasty too. I have to try it.
It was really a fun drink Patti!
I thought I would share a recipe with you. If you like you can add to your collection. Simmer a fresh cinnamon stick in 2 cups of water for about 15 – 30 min. Strain tea to remove sticks. Sweeten to taste with honey (1-2 tbsp). Add 2-3 tbsp of chia seeds, let sit or chill for 30 min to an hour.
Sweet Cinnamon Chia Tea
Hi Wendy, that sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with me and my readers.