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. Chia 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.