the magical chia strawberry smoothie

I have so many things on my head lately that I practically live on smoothies. Thank god to whoever invented them. It’s the best food ever when you are in a hurry, you have absolutely no time to cook or think what to cook and you want something sweet and fulfilling to get you going through the day. And if you really need it to be magical – just add some superfood to it and voila, you are the next superwoman in the line, right behind Catwoman and Erin Brockovich :)

I wrote about chia seeds before, so I’m not going to repeat myself. The important thing here is that I used the soaked seeds as a base and ended up with magical superfood powered dietary smoothie. It gives you omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, it’s full packed with calcium, potassium, antioxidants and proteins & it helps you lose weight! Is there any thing better than that? :) Here we go, without further ado, the chia seeds smoothie how to.

chia smoothie
  • 2 teaspoons soaked chia seeds
  • 2 cups nuts or coconut milk
  • frozen fruits, I used strawberries
Instructions:

1. Soak the chia seeds in a cup and keep them in the fridge for whenever you decide to use them. They can stay soaked for a week without a problem. For a better taste, soak them in milk.
2. Add 2 teaspoons soaked seeds, the milk and the frozen fruits in the blender and mix for about a minute.
3. Serve and enjoy! :)

bon appétit!
About the Author

Nadia Petrova

Nadia Petrova is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Member of CANNP, author of the Daily Raw cookbook and Green chef. You can reach her at - E-mail: nadia(at)natureinsider.com, Facebook: facebook.com/natureinsider, Personal Facebook: facebook.com/nadpetrova, Twitter: @natureinsider. And can read more about her here - Nadia Petrova

15 Comments

  1. Going to definitely look for chia seeds when I’m out shopping today – thanks for the tips on them!

  2. What a wonderful way to include chia seeds in your diet. My dad loves them (he’s cyclist and finds they help his energy levels). I’ll be sending this recipe onto him. Thanks for sharing Nadia.

    By the way, I love the tulip photos. Gorgeous.

  3. These look really pretty! This is a really nice way to use my chia seeds. So far I’ve only been adding them to my oats, but I’ll try this too. How much liquid do you soak them in? Just to cover them? Thanks!

  4. Thank you, ladies :)))

    Rawkinmom, yes, these glasses are real cuties :)

    Jen, try them for sure! Chia is my number one superfood.

    Jennifer, the tulips are more gorgeous in real, I made tons of photos of them :)))

  5. I’m with you girl…I love smoothies sooooo much! It’s so brilliant for all those breakfasts that are in a hurry, or for quick nutrition after a run!

  6. hello there,

    beautiful suggestion for a breakfast,

    My guestion is about this nuts ot coconut milk?

    How are they better than the prpoer cow milk, like
    Vereia or Elbi?

    Should we prefer coconut milk to the others
    and how often should we take such milk.

    I am a huge fan of the ordinary cow milk, this is why I am asking all those questions,

    Thanks in advance

  7. Actually cow’s milk is one of the worst options for milk, even in BG. You can read all about it here:
    http://www.veg.ca/content/view/139/110/
    http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/dairy-industry.aspx

    I strongly suggest using milk from a vegetables and fruits sources, like coconut milk, rice milk, nuts milk, even organic soya milk. Give them a try, they are pretty tasty as well. I used to love my milk too, but now with all those delicious alternatives I don’t miss it at all :)

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