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Strawberry Rosewater Chia Fresca

Beautiful and hydrating strawberry chia fresca with lemon and rosewater. Perfect for warm summer days on the patio or post-workout hydration.
Course Beverage
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword chia, lemon, rosewater, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 quart


  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 4 cups water or do a half-and-half mix of coconut water and water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon rosewater


  • Combine the strawberries and water in an upright blender. Blend on high until liquified. Run the strawberry water through a fine mesh sieve, pressing through with a spatula. Discard solids and seeds.
  • In a pitcher combine the strawberry water and the chia seeds. Whisk to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing the chia seeds to gel in the chia fresca.
  • Once ready to drink, give the chia fresca a light whisk. Then, stir in the lemon juice and rosewater. Serve with additional wedges of lemon and ice if you like.


  • I made up half of the water with coconut water so that I didn't have to sweeten this drink with any additional ingredients. If you decide to go with all water, I'd recommend a little drizzle of agave nectar or maple syrup to really bring out that nectar-like strawberry flavour :)