Written by Mykey
Ah... Here it is! What a good lookin' smoothie!
Before we get too deep into berries and chia seeds, let's meet the lovely creator of this healthy drink!
This is Joy!
Joy is Lassen's Regional Marketing Director. She's the sweet face behind all our interesting Facebook and Twitter posts. As a former Pilates instructor, Joy lives a very healthy lifestyle that she shares with her husband and two adorable Great Danes, Scout and Hunter (who just became a Certified Therapy Dog! Congrats Hunter!)
|Hunter, the Therapy Pooch, as he basks in the sun|
Once upon a few days ago, Joy and I found ourselves talking about our favorite super-foods when Chia Seeds came up.
Why do we like Chia Seeds?
Well aside from the fact that when they are left to soak in a liquid for a small amount of time, they take on an amazing gooey consistency (reminiscent of Boba or tapioca pearls found in certain Taiwanese tea-based drinks), but they also contain a handful of wonderful health benefits including Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and fiber! They have also been known to aid in weight loss due to their ability to satiate hunger cravings in between meals!
"I have a really good chia smoothie that I make in the mornings!" said Joy with a smile.
"Care to share?"
And share she did!
Now from Joy's kitchen, Lassens is proud to present...
Joy's Chia, Berry & Spinach Smoothie
Place spinach in first, then chia seeds, then all other ingredients.
- Handful of organic spinach
- 1/2 cup of organic frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup of organic frozen blackberries (could use raspberries, blueberries)
- 1 frozen organic banana
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- Approximately 2 1/2 cups of almond milk (or soy milk)
Pulse to desired thickness. For a thicker smoothie, use less almond milk. For a thinner consistency, use more almond milk.
Makes 2/3 servings
This smoothie packs a health-lovin' punch! It acts as a great breakfast or a wonderful snack or meal replacement any time of day!
We hope you try it and love it as much as Joy does! Cheers!