As anyone who has explored out site knows we are big fans of Chia seed and recommend them in many recipes. But, up until now, we have never posted a Chia Seed Smoothie before.
We found this recipe on the food network site (see the original post here). The recipe is credited to an Amy Chaplin and everything from this point forward is hers, including the attached picture.
This simple, nutritious smoothie tastes like summer and is delicious when made with fresh blueberries, but it can also be prepared well into the fall with any frozen berries. Famous for supporting endurance, chia seeds give an omega-3 boost, and also provide fiber and protein to keep sippers satisfied.
2 tbs chia seeds
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 cup blueberries
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 rounded tbsp coconut butter or coconut oil
pinch of cinnamon
Honey to taste
Place the chia seeds in a cup or jar, add 1/2 cup of the almond milk and stir thoroughly to combine. Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes, or refrigerate overnight or up to 4 days.
Transfer the mixture to a blender. Add the blueberries, vanilla, coconut butter and cinnamon, and blend until smooth, adding honey to taste.