Need an alternative beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day? Look no further than a watermelon chia mocktail Refreshing and heart healthy!  All you need for the refreshing drink is a blender, chia seeds, watermelon and lime juice.

Not sure about the reasoning behind adding chia seeds to your mocktail? Actually, there are so many good reasons to add chia seeds to your foods and beverage. For instance, in this blog about How to use Chia Seeds,
you will see that chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which means they are heart healthy. Chia seeds are also high in protein and fiber!

The watermelon in this recipe adds so much nutritional value to this drink.  Not only is watermelon a tasty summer favorite, it is also filled with water so it is a great way to stay hydrated during the summer months says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in this article.

We love watermelon and mocktails so much, we have included some of our favorite recipes using watermelon and other mocktail recipes on our website. Give these dietitian-approved, tasty recipes a try:

Watermelon Chia Mocktail

Cool and refreshing on a hot summer day, plus chia seeds for heart healthy fats and fiber!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beverage, Fiber
Condition: Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1-1/2 cups water warm
  • 2-3 cups watermelon diced
  • 2 lime juiced


  • In a small pitcher, combine chia seeds and warm water. Set aside.
  • Place watermelon in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add watermelon purée and lime juice to the pitcher. Serve chilled or add ice. Garnish with mint.


Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 5g

Please let us know what you think of our Watermelon Mocktail in the comments section below.

Please note:

Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.

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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.