Smoothie lovers rejoice, here’s another one for you! If like myself, you think kiwis are delicious, tart & just the right amount of sweet- you will love this drink. I do use creamy bananas to mellow out the tanginess a bit, as well as one of the best superfoods I’ve come across to up this smoothie’s status: chia seeds. Chia is a double whammy superfood: giving you a much needed (& dual) protein & fiber boost. These minuscule seeds are also packed with antioxidants & Omega-3’s. Can’t possibly go wrong, right?
I started consuming chia earlier this year and I just love it. A bag goes a long way, too & it’s not overly expensive. I usually put 1 tablespoon of chia into my smoothies. I like to let them soak for a bit before I drink my smoothie, and they turn into a sort of jelly-like, puffed up grain. They virtually have no taste. I repeat, no taste. Often times we look at something & get discouraged without even trying it. That was me, not so long ago, actually. The only cautionary note I will add about Chia is, don’t forget to floss! These tiny granules do get in between your teeth and I like to do a little smile check before I head out. A little vain, I know. Or perhaps not. I just don’t like walking around with things stuck in my teeth. I hope you enjoy this easy, delicious & packed with goodness recipe as much as I do!
Ingredients: ( 1 Glass Serving)
- 1 cup of coconut milk (or nut milk of your choice i.e. almond, cashew etc).
- 3-4 kiwis. I cut them in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Do not use the peel.
- 1 large ripe frozen banana (always slice pre-freezing)
- 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 tbsp of agave or raw honey (optional)
Blend on high until desired consistency is achieved, usually 20-25 seconds. For a thicker smoothie, add a little ice & less coconut milk. Sip away & enjoy some real food!