I first came across these wonderful tiny seeds about 6-8 months ago, and my life has never been the same. I often get questioned as to how a smoothie can be nourishing & filling enough to get me through an entire morning. And let me tell you, mornings for me are incredibly active and busy, so trust me, I try to fuel up accordingly. It all comes down to what goes into your smoothie. Chia seeds are packed with protein and fiber, which help you feel fuller longer. They’re also packed with Omega 3’s, which are an excellent anti-inflammatory for people with autoimmune conditions like mine. I always try to incorporate them into my morning drink, and they’re easy to find in most grocery stores and health food stores. I purchase the Prana, organic chia seed brand. Enjoy!!
All my smoothie recipes are pretty simple and boast a <5 min prep time.
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, I try to buy one without *carrageenan
- 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey or any raw honey
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
For greater density, always add a frozen banana. It gives all smoothies a nice, creamy texture.
*Carrageenan has been linked to cancer by some studies, and is present among some mainstream almond milk brands. I try to avoid it as a precautionary measure.