Like summer in a glass, this quick and easy Pineapple Agua Fresca is one drink you are going to want to make time and time again. With the addition of whole chia seeds to keep your belly fuller for longer, and to add some extra nutrition, and then some lime and ginger for a bit of a zing, this chia water is next level in terms of goodness and flavor.
Chia Lime and Ginger Pineapple Agua Fresca
This pineapple agua fresca is a super fun twist on a regular agua fresca, with some pineapple, ginger, lime, and chia seeds added to the water for some extra texture and nutrition.
Refined sugar-free, this chia seed water is sweetened naturally with maple syrup, or simply with pineapple if you happen to get a nice sweet one.
Pineapple chia water is a huge hit with kids and adults alike and makes for a nice change from the regular drinks served up at parties and potlucks.
It has become a favourite after-school snack in our house (especially in summer), as it fills the kids up enough to keep them going without spoiling their dinner, and it makes for a nice change from a smoothie, which is our usual go-to.
What Ingredients Are Needed For Pineapple Ginger Chia Water
Pineapple Ginger Chia Water is a super easy drink to bring together, and it is just perfect for making ahead of time.
You will need:
- filtered water
- chopped pineapple
- chia seeds
- maple syrup
If your pineapple is super sweet, you may not even need the maple syrup.
Taste your pineapple before starting to make your chia water, and only add the maple syrup if you think it could use some extra sweetness.
How To Make Agua Fresca
As mentioned, this is a super easy drink to bring together.
We are simply going to use a high-speed blender to combine the pineapple, ginger, maple syrup and lime with some water.
This mixture may get a bit frothy due to the pineapple.
That is fine.
To get rid of the froth, simply turn the blender to a slow speed once everything has been combined. After about 20 seconds the froth should be incorporated back into the mixture.
Following the blend, we are going to strain this through a fine sieve or a mesh strainer.
This simply removes any bits, and makes for a smoother drink.
It is not completely necessary, as most of the pineapple blends into a juice quite easily.
However, it does result in a more juice-like texture, which is what we want in an agua fresca.
Following the strain, we are going to combine the juice mixture with the rest of the water and the chia seeds.
It is important to mix well here, as there is nothing worse than a clump of chia seeds in your drink. I recommend using a whisk, as this really makes sure everything is well combined.
Pop the combined mixture into the fridge for at least 30 minutes and you are good to go.
To serve I always add some extra chunks of pineapple and some slices of lime to make it look pretty, as well as a couple of ice cubes to make it nice and cold.
The Benefit Of Chia Seeds In Water
Chia seeds are super hydrating, filling, and make it easier to consume more water during the day if you are getting bored with regular old water.
They are also great at keeping you a little more regular, which is where they got the reputation of making awesome detox water (for more information on that please see my post Lemon Infused Chia Water.)
Chia seeds in water:
- Make a good hydrating drink. It is great for airplane travel when you can tend to become dehydrated very easily. Simply bring a little container of the seeds and add them to your water bottle once on the plane. It is also great pre and post-workout - take a bottle of chia water with you to the gym and you won't only be super hydrated, but you will get some great looks from people wondering what you are drinking.
- Is linked to giving you lots of energy without keeping you awake as sugar or caffeine would. It makes a great little natural energy drink
- Thanks to their soluble fiber content and water-absorbent shell, chia seeds are quite filling and can help keep you satisfied for longer, all while keeping you hydrated
- Looks super pretty with all the little floaty bits
- Is easy to throw together to sip throughout the day
More Fun Drink Recipes
If you enjoyed this chia pineapple agua fresca, you might want to try these other drinks out:
- Lemon Infused Chia Water
- Hydrating Lime Chia Fresca
- Fennel Frond and Pineapple Smoothie
- Pineapple and Grapefruit Smoothie
- Basil Berry Infused Water
- Minty Orange Infused Water
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Chia Lime and Ginger Pineapple Chia Fresca
- High speed blender
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 2 small limes halved and juiced
- 1 small knob of ginger about the size of the tip of your pinky finger
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup (optional: see notes)
- 3 tablespoon chia seeds
- extra pineapple and lime slices for serving
- In a high speed blender combine 2 cups of water, chopped pineapple, lime juice, ginger and maple syrup, and blend until smooth.
- Strain this mixture with the help of a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth (optional: see notes).
- In a large jar or bottle, combine the chia seeds with 2 cups of water and stir thoroughly, making sure the seeds do not form clumps. I recommend using a whisk.
- Pour in the pineapple mixture and stir again.
- Place the jar in the fridge and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes.
- When you are ready to serve, give the mixture a good stir and add in the extra pineapple chunks and lime wedges. Pour over ice and drink immediately.
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Bella B says
I love aqua fresca and excited to see this recipe with chia seeds. So delish! Will be making it again soon.
Lisa Douglas says
Wonderfully refreshing! You weren't KIDDING when you said it was like summertime in a glass!
This drink was so refreshing and unique!
I love chia, but this was the first time I've had chia water. It's spectacular. The pineapple and citrus are so refreshing and the ginger adds the perfect warmth. The texture of chia is so good in it. I really enjoyed the recipe.
This agua fresca sounds so refreshing! I am always looking for ways to add more chia to my diet but I never thought of adding them to a drink. I love that this recipe can be sweetened naturally with pineapple as well. Can't wait to try this.