This chia pudding smoothie is so delicious and pretty that you will want to make it over and over again. I am a true smoothie lover but sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and just keeping making the same recipe* (I’ve included it at the bottom of the post because it’s still a goodie). This morning, I decided to combine a smoothie base to another one of my favourite treats: chia pudding. If you’ve never tried chia pudding, now is the time. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, Omega-3 and protein and are super fun to incorporate to a breakfast, snack or dessert. Here is a breakdown on how to create the above pretty pink masterpiece:
1/2 cup frozen berries (ideally organic) of your choice
1 cup almond milk (vanilla if you want a sweeter taste or regular or a mix of both is what I like to do)
Preparation: Put all the smoothie ingredients into a blender and mix away until smooth.
Chia pudding (make the night before)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
Preparation: place chia seeds in a small bowl or glass and pour almond milk on top. Stir every 2 minutes or so for about 6 minutes (so 3 times). This is so the chia seeds don’t clump. Once you see that they are well mixed with the milk, refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, just place the chia pudding in a nice glass and pour your freshly made smoothie on top of it. I added a sprinkle of shredded coconut and chia seeds and a scoop of passion fruit for a pop of bright colour and a bit of zing. Voilà!
*The Green Monster smoothie I make most of the time:
1 cup organic baby spinach
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 cup almond milk (I have a preference for the vanilla flavour)
If you want to try incorporating chia seeds into your diet, I’ve created a Pinterest board that can give you fun recipe ideas. Have a blast and report back on which recipes you tried and how they turned out!
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