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Mixed Berry Chia Smoothie Recipe


Berry Chia SmoothieLove or hate: where do you stand on chia smoothies? Since I’ve posted several chia recipes, you may have guessed that I love chia smoothies.how to add chia to smoothiesWhen I’m looking for a more filling smoothie, I add chia seed gel to my smoothie glass. (Chia seed gel is made by soaking chia seeds in water until they absorb the liquid and form a gel.) I don’t blend the chia seeds with my smoothie because I like the texture of the chewy, gelled chia seeds. Plus, the teeny tiny chia seeds are fun to suck up with a straw.

Mixed Berry Chia Smoothie Recipe

1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk (I use homemade nut milk)
1/4 cup canned, full-fat coconut milk
1 cup frozen mixed berries
Natural sweetener, if desired

To make chia gel, combine cold water and chia seeds in a small bowl. Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chia seeds soak up the water and form a gel.

For smoothie, add almond milk, coconut milk and berries to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Taste and sweeten as desired.

Divide chia seed gel between 2 glasses. Pour smoothie over chia seed gel. Serve with a straw to stir the smoothie and suck up the chewy chia seeds.

Makes 2 servings
Blueberry Chia Smoothie | KingfieldKitchenMore chia recipes:
Blood Orange Chia Drink
Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Vanilla Chia Pudding from Eating Clean Recipes
Banana-Almond Chia Pudding Bowl from Bourbon and Honey

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Mango Smoothie This creamy fruit smoothie is made with fresh mango, frozen strawberries, coconut milk and almond milk. You can use purchased almond milk, but homemade almond milk is richer and tastes better. For added flavor and texture, I add a sprinkle of almond meal to the smoothie before serving.

Strawberry Mango Smoothies Recipe (vegan)
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup fresh mango chunks
1 cup frozen strawberries
Natural sweetener, if desired
Almond meal, for sprinkling

Add almond milk, coconut milk, fresh mango chunks and frozen strawberries to a blender container. Cover and blend until smooth. Taste and sweeten as desired. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with almond meal.

Makes 1 big or 2 small smoothies (about 2 cups total)

Tip: I’ve found it’s best to use fresh mango (or frozen mango that has been thawed) when blending this smoothie. If you use frozen mango, you may need to add additional almond milk for easier blending.

You might also like: Banana-Almond Kefir Smoothie

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