Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Chia Smoothies

So...it's a balmy 55 degrees here in the midwest!  Is it time for smoothies yet?  John and I have been coming up with ways to add Chia seed to our diet.  And in the midst of trying to lose weight for this summer's beach vacation, I came up with a non creamy version of smoothy because if anyone knows my husband, he will not drink anything dairy.  I did manage to sneak in a little flavored yogurt, which he isn't minding.


Fruit Smoothies
 
Combine in blender:
8 oz. flavored yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice (milk if you prefer more dairy)
3 Tbsp. honey or agave syrup
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
 
Blend well, honey tends to clump in the frozen ingredients.
 
Add:
 
1 cup frozen strawberries (if whole, cut up)
1 cup ice cubes
1 banana or 1 cup frozen blueberries
 
Blend until smooth!  If too liquidy, just add more ice or strawberries.  Serves two.
 





2 comments:

  1. Amazingly enough, cottage cheese added to a smoothie gives it a nice creamy with slipping in a little protein without affecting the flavor. A friend gave me the hint back when we were trying to slip more nutrients/protein into E. Worth trying to see if you like it :)

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  2. I'll have to give it a try, but if John can taste the cottage cheese at all, he won't drink it.

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