I don’t know about you, but ever since I’ve gotten my blender I’ve been obsessed with making smoothies. I’m still perfecting the art, but I thought I’d share my new concoction with all of you to try (and modify as you wish).
Before diving into the recipe, I wanted to share my thoughts on the wonderful superfood seeds that my sister introduced me to: Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia Seeds! These tiny little seeds are so small but pack a mean punch. They actually come from the mint family, which is shocking because I’ve hated mint since I was born, but they taste nothing like it (thankfully). But, what are the health benefits of consuming chia seeds? You name it, they’ve got it!
Chia More, Eat Less – Chia Seeds contain Tryptophan, an amino acid found in your yummy Thanksgiving feast, which helps regulate appetite, sleep and improve mood.
Say “Cheese” with Chia Seeds – Contains Phosphorus and Calcium, which maintains healthy bones and teeth.
Happy Tummy – Contains fiber, which aids in the healthy digestion.
Brain Games– Loaded with Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which are important for brain health.
Protein Power – A serving can contain 10 percent of the daily value.
No Need For Tummy Tuck – Chia Seeds stabilize blood sugar levels, which contributes to weight gain.
Ingredients for a 1-2 Serving Smoothie (and feel free to add/omit your own)
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 Cup Water
1 Handful Spinach
3 Tablespoons Frozen Mangoes
3 Tablespoons Diced Pineapple
2 Handful Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry Mix
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
Mix in a blender and pour in a glass – Doesn’t get much easier than that!