Posts tagged chia seeds
Fruit Smoothie
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I wanted to follow up my chocolate smoothie recipe with a fruit smoothie option whereby no protein powder is used.  For those who don't like the texture of protein powder, one can certainly enjoy a healthy protein smoothie nonetheless.

Greek yogurt can be an adequate source of protein. The blueberries and strawberries are low-glycemic, and only a half banana keeps sugar content to a reasonable level.  Another tip is that frozen fruit will automatically make the smoothie cold and icy, so no additional ice is usually necessary.  But then again, experiment until you discover your desired consistency.  Finally, I find that a liquid other than water makes fruit smoothies taste a little better.  Almond milk or cow's milk are my picks, but soy or coconut milk will be fine too.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup of greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp maca powder
Chocolate Smoothie
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Time for a detour from my usual garden photos in order to highlight modern day nutrition.  My chocolate smoothie recipe is on the menu, and I typically enjoy it once per day usually in the morning.  However, smoothies are the perfect meal for any time of the day.  I use a Blendtec blender, which performs very well.  Since taste and desired consistency vary, it's best to experiment with the amount of water and ice to achieve the desired outcome.  If after the initial blend, your smoothie isn't the right consistency, add what you need and give it another quick blend.

I really enjoy this smoothie with the chocolate protein powder for flavoring and protein as well as the additional whole food ingredients to raise its nutritional and protein value.  Pictured are some brands I use, but there are many good brands out there, so experiment until you find your favorite brands.  Let's get to it:

  • 1 cup of water
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Muscle Milk Natural Chocolate
  • 1/2 banana
  • heaping tbsp of greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp of flax seed meal
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of maca powder