This Pineapple Chia Seed Tropical Mocktail has a herby finish from fresh basil (or mint) and just the right amount of sweetness and fruity punch from the pineapple. Plus, there is a health benefit to drinking chia seeds so this mocktail is sure to be the next big thing during the warmer months.
Mocktails have become such a trend these days and I couldn't be more excited because they're all I drink. Which means that I get to be my complete self when experimenting with amazing flavors. Yay!
If I'm honest, this Pineapple Chia Seed Tropical Mocktail happened in error because my original idea was to create a version of the Starbucks Pineapple Paradise drink. I tried it recently and I'm completely OBSESSED!
In the midst of making this mocktail, I definitely forgot to add the passionfruit and instead ended up adding chia seeds in for a "passionfruit-like" look. Well, lo and behold, everything worked together like magic and I decided to keep this idea. It's SO good!
The best part about this Pineapple Chia Seed Tropical Mocktail is that it uses a minimal amount of ingredients, tastes refreshing, is the perfect balance between sweet and tart, and makes for a great family drink.
The first thing you need to make for these tasty drinks is prepping the pineapple chunks. You can either drain a store-bought can of this or cut an actual fresh pineapple into chunks.
Then, you mull together the pineapples and lemon juice and mix in the remaining ingredients before assembling.
To assemble the Pineapple Chia Seed Tropical Mocktail drinks, you’ll need:
If you’re serving someone who wants to turn these pineapple mocktails into a cocktail, it’s easy. Simply add a shot of rum, vodka or gin per serving. Stir well and enjoy!
Making these pineapple chia seed tropical mocktails can be even tastier with the addition of mint ice cubes as additional garnish, especially when it comes to fresh mint leaves that you might have lying around unused. Yes—instead of letting your fresh mint leaves get spoiled, why not just freeze them and re-create a new drink infused with fresh mint each day? Right? Haha.
Plus, it’s really simple to make, so there’s that.
Here’s what you need for the Mint ice cubes:
Perhaps the best health benefit of chia seeds is how rich they are in omega-3 fatty acids. These are the healthy fats that our bodies need but do not produce on their own. Omega-3s help to reduce inflammation and may fight free radicals, reducing the risk of chronic disease.
In addition, chia seeds can be added to almost anything. Add them in other mocktails like this one. Sprinkle them on your sandwich, add some to your morning smoothie, or scoop a tablespoon into your cereal. No matter how you eat them, chia seeds are extremely beneficial to your diet!
Benefits of Chia Seeds + Why You Should Be Using Them—–Convinced yet? Here are some of the top health benefits of chia seeds according to science. I’ve also added some of my favorite recipes to incorporate chia seeds into your everyday meals.
I’m all about big, edible garnishes in my pineapple mocktails. Here’s what I like to add to glasses:
If you make this Pineapple Chia Seed Tropical Mocktail, be sure to tag me on Instagram @orchidsandsweettea!
Pineapple Chia Seed Tropical Mocktail.