Mango Aqua Fresca With Chia Seeds #SundaySupper

Mango Aquafresca

Light refreshing mango aqua fresca infused with mint and lemon makes a cool refreshing summer cooler. Add some chia seeds to turn it into a super healthy treat!  My Sunday Supper team is doing a Cinco de Mayo (Mexican Independence Day) theme and I jumped in with my favorite drink: Mango Aqua Fresca!  A cross between a smoothie and a slushy aqua frescas are the ultimate water coolers which originated in Mexico. Water  infused with fruit, herbs, seeds, nuts, rice etc to give it a zippy boost  work great as a thirst quencher in my opinion. When I start to drink a mango aqua fresca ( my favorite kind) I can’t stop sipping and my fluid intake increases !! I like mine low-calorie so I don’t add any sugar to it, but I  add some stevia to lightly sweeten. Sometimes the fruit is so  sweet I don’t need any added sweetness.  Chia seeds are a staple in Mexico, so they fit right in with the theme.  Adding a tsp of chia seeds to mango aqua Fresca makes it super potent,  add texture  and when the chia seeds soak in it feels like you’re drinking exotic passion fruit juice.  I like to float some mint and lemon slices which add a burst of extra flavor.  Aqua frescas are so versatile. Serve them at an elegant party or just detox with them ! My favorite summer drinks are aqua frescas, especially a mango aqua fresca!

Mango aqua fresca with chia seeds


Nutrition Wise!

Mango is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds. Also bursting with vitamin A and C mango is often referred to as a super fruit. Chia seeds are the new super food! They have a healthy dose of fiber, omega 3 and other super nutrients. Add these two super foods together and you have a super healthy drink all in a Mango Aqua Fresca! Sweet!!

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Mango Aqua Fresca with Chia Seeds

Serves 2
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Beverage, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold


  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup seltzer water (or sparkling water)
  • 4 Tbsp mango puree or pulp
  • 2 Tsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tsp lemon juice
  • 4 Tsp fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Tsp stevia, brown sugar or sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • lemon slices (to granish)


Blend  fresh mango or frozen mango into fine puree and freeze into  ice cube to use whenever you want a quick aqua fresca


Mix water with mango pulp , sweetener, mint and chia seeds and let stand about half hour to let chia seeds soak a bit
Add selzer water and ice just before serving and enjoy a cool fresh low calorie glass of mango aqua fresca

Check out what my team mates are bringing to the Cinco de Mayo party !

Cinco de Mayo Appetizers & Sides {Aperitivos}:

Cinco de Mayo Main Dishes {Platos Principales}:

Cinco de Mayo Desserts {Postres}:

Cinco de Mayo Drinks {Bebidas}:

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About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. Beautiful and refreshing drink! Chia seeds are a great addition. I love your healthy and delicious recipes.

  2. I usually grind the seeds, but letting them soak in the juice is so much better. I could drink this all day Suni! Maybe I will…

  3. Lovely !! So refreshing and easy too. The tip you gave on making mango pulp is great ! making today !!

  4. Sue, you take the best pics !! This looks great & a great way to eat. drink chia ! Really like this drink ! Have been looking for ways to eat more chia !

  5. You made Aqua Fresca, too this week! I made Watermelon and Cantaloupe, but Mango is definitely one of my favorite fruits. Cheers!

  6. I’m addicted to mangos right now, and I cannot wait to make this!

  7. This is such a pretty, unique drink. I can’t get enough of Mango’s and this is so perfect.

  8. I love the chia seeds in there! Couldn’t figure out if they were chia or kiwi seeds.

  9. So beautiful and refreshing, Sue! Perfect on a hot day…bring on the summer weather!!!!

  10. Wow, Sue, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love all your photos, how inviting! And what a healthful and lovely recipe. I’ve also been wanting to try to add in chia seeds, and this looks like the perfect way to start!

  11. Chia seeds are great memory boosters, too, right? How great that you\’ve concocted a drink that is yummy and healthy! Thank you!

  12. SUCH a good idea – happy CInco de Mayo!

  13. What an awesome drink! I have never tried an agua fresca before. I love that you added chia seeds – so cool!

  14. I\’ve never used chia seeds and so tempted to try this recipe.I love mangoes and can imagine how delicious this must taste 🙂

  15. I am now craving for anything that is cold and tropical! Tropical fruits are my favorite, not to mention they are delicious and nutritious wise. Thank you for informing us again that they are healthy.

  16. I want to try this soon. I have mango puree left over froma cake in the freezer. I\’m halfway to deliciousness!

  17. This is seriously yummy and healthy, Sue! You are such an idol and a food genius! Haha! Awesome recipe!

  18. Great recepies. But please don’t just go and say cinco de mayo it’s Mexican Independence Day, because its not google it or do a little research before assuming something. Again I love all of the recepies and tips here thanks.

  19. Love your mango drink, and I’m a new fan of chia seeds, too! Finding lots of things to do with them!

  20. Awesome! My mom is into chia seeds, but doesn’t have too many recipes for them, so I’ll have to either pass this along or make these for her!

  21. Brilliant food idea! Nutritious and very delicious! I can say just by the taste of it! 🙂

  22. yay with the Chia! I use Chia almost everyday now. This is awesome! Great job Sue 🙂

  23. These are gorgeous photos, Sue! I love that this beautiful refreshing drink is super healthy too (although it might not be after I add booze to it). What can I say? I’m a bit of a lush. I’m feeling super thirsty just looking at these photos!

  24. Hey Sunithi,
    I am a lover of the chia seeds because of the health quotient involved in these seeds. The mango drink with chia seeds looks so refreshing and amazing at the same go. Glad, I read your blog and got a new drink to indulge in. Thanks for the share.

  25. A refreshing thirst quencher to beat the summer heat that I tried at home and now it has become an all time favorite for the entire family. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Wooow! That looks amazing and must be very delicious. Also it seems to be very easy to make one. I think I’ll go out to buy some things. Hehe. Thanks for sharing this ! Cheers!

  27. I am drooling all over your article! I have been meaning to give fresh drinks a try but I didn`t find the time to look up interesting recipes such as yours. Thank you so much!

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