I think one of the best selling points for smoothies in almost every diet is how adaptable they are in terms of ingredients. For example, there are any number of combination fruit and vegetable smoothie recipes like the one below. Personally, I can’t think of another way to add such a wildly diverse set of ingredients in the same dish and have any sort of edible results. But this recipe pulls it off nicely.
Its also easy to turn this mixed fruit and veggie smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results. You can order Chia directly from Amazon by clicking on the link in the recipe.
In your favorite blender mix:
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 banana, peeled and sliced
1 stalk celery
1 cup filtered water
1 cup orange juice
1 tbsp. Chia seed
Ice to taste.
Tip: Use a frozen banana and frozen blueberries and you may not need the ice.