Easy to make and loaded with antioxidants, nutrients, and flavor, Iced Chia Seed Strawberry Green Tea is the perfect refreshing drink for summer!
When a beverage is equally thirst-quenching and packed with nutrition, it's a win all around.
Chia seeds contain fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as essential minerals and antioxidants. (Find out more on Healthline.)
Green tea has compounds called catechins, which are believed to be responsible for giving green tea its potential cancer-fighting, antioxidant, probiotic, and metabolism-boosting benefits. (Check out more on Everyday Health.)
Mix them all up in one deliciously refreshing drink, and you have a pretty fabulous summertime elixir!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- All the health benefits listed above! When you treat your body right, you'll start to notice positive changes little by little.
- It's absolutely delicious. If you like strawberries, this is the drink for you. Starbucks has nothing on this!
- It couldn't be easier to make!
The Best Iced Chia Seed Strawberry Green Tea Recipe
- Cold filtered water
- Green tea bags
- Chia seeds
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves (optional)
Step 1: Mix Everything Up and Refrigerate:
Stir together all ingredients except the mint and ice in a large pitcher and refrigerate 12 hours.
Step 2: Serve:
Remove the tea bags. Stir well and serve over ice, garnished with mint if desired.
Store refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Strawberry Green Tea FAQs
Can You Use Frozen Strawberries to Make Strawberry Green Tea?
Yes! If you only have frozen strawberries, you can use them instead of fresh strawberries to make this Iced Chia Seed Strawberry Green Tea.
To do so, thaw 1 cup of frozen strawberries to room temperature. Once thawed, mash the strawberries and proceed with the recipe.
Does This Have to Chill in the Fridge for 12 Hours?
For this recipe we use the cold brew method to make iced green tea. In this steeping method, tea bags sit in cold water in the fridge for 12 hours. The resulting green tea is more mild-flavored and less bitter.
However, if you're pressed for time you can use hot water to make green tea for this recipe. To do so, heat 7 cups of filtered water to around 175F in a pot (it should be steaming, but not boiling). Remove it from the heat, add the tea bags, and let it steep for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags, cool the tea to room temperature, and then proceed with the recipe.
What Fruit is Good with Green Tea?
There are a lot of fruits that pair well with green tea! If strawberries aren't your thing, feel free to use any of the following instead: mangoes, peaches, blueberries, or raspberries.
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Iced Chia Seed Strawberry Green Tea
- Stir together all ingredients except the mint and ice in a large pitcher and refrigerate 12 hours.
- Remove the tea bags. Stir well and serve over ice, garnished with mint if desired.
- Net Carbs: 2g per serving (1 cup = 1 serving)
- Storage: Store refrigerated for up to 3 days.
- Recipe Yield and Serving Size: This recipe makes 8 cups total, for 8 (1-cup) servings.
- If You Want it Sweet: Feel free to add your favorite sweetener to taste. Liquid stevia is good if you want to keep the carbs low. However, if keeping it low carb isn't a concern, liquid sweeteners that dissolve easily will work well, such as simple syrup or agave nectar.