Coconut Chia Lemon water (Cocochia)

For a fun way to keep your hydration levels up, add chia seeds and a squeeze of lemon to your coconut water. Filled with plant-based protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, a Cocochia will take the edge off your hunger and keep you satiated longer than regular water. The lemon is a great detoxifier to include in your new gut-friendly routine.




1 ½ tablespoons chia seeds
2 cups coconut water*
½ lemon
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)


ADD THE CHIA SEEDS to the coconut water and stir or shake. Let the mixture stand for at least 15 minutes to allow the seeds to absorb the water. Squeeze the lemon into the water mixture and shake the mixture again. If desired, add the honey.


*TIP: Check out these brands for pure, eco-friendly coconut water: Harmless Harvest, Juice Press, Exotic Superfoods, Liquitera, Vital Juice, Unoco, and Suja.


Recipe by Elise Museles of Kale and Chocolate. First appeared in The Microbiome Solution (Penguin 2015).