Chia Berry Smoothie

Posted by: on Mar 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

Chia Berry Smoothie

Smoothies are pretty much an everyday ritual for me. I make them in every combination, including some slightly strange variations. Using frozen berries means that you can make this anytime of year. Chia seeds are all the rage for containing omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Because they are made of some kind of magic, they form a gel when added to liquid. This makes them great for thickening smoothies.┬áChia seeds have a neutral flavor, and you wont notice them when they are blended. I actually like the texture they add by sprinkling a few on top. Adding spinach makes this a nutritional overachiever, but don’t worry you will just taste the berries with a hint of banana.

Chia Berry Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1 cup frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 cup fresh spinach
2 tsp chia seeds
2 tbsp water

If you are looking for an awesome green version, try my Tropical Kale Smoothie.

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2 Comments

  1. grace
    March 17, 2012

    i feel like i really need to venture out and buy some chia seeds for experimentation. i keep seeing them, but i still don’t know the first thing about them!

  2. jillian
    March 27, 2012

    Grace, they are worth a try! You can also use them in puddings, jams or baked into muffins.

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