This is truly a natural energy drink if there ever was one! Coconut water is hydrating and full of electrolytes. The chia seeds add protein for a burst of energy, but also aid in digestion. Give it a quick stir before drinking to distribute the seeds, or drink through a straw and enjoy the little “pop” from the chia seeds.
- 8 ounces coconut water
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Squeeze fresh lime juice
- ½ teaspoon maple syrup to sweeten
- cup OPTIONAL: ¼ diced peaches or strawberries
- Combine all of the ingredients in a glass or jar. Let stand for 5-10 minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid.
- Drink immediately, or refrigerate until ready to drink.
Note: This can be made ahead of time and will last an entire week if properly refrigerated. Add the fruit a few hours before serving. The flavors will infuse nicely, but it won’t spoil in the week’s whole batch. Filtered water can be used in place of the coconut water. Also, if you can find it, maple water is another great, hydrating alternative.