What can I say... I am a huge smoothie fanatic. It's an easy breakfast drink for someone not wanting a huge heavy breakfast and it's healthy. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I knew I had to try it out. Instead of coconut milk I used regular milk and I added chia seeds.
If you don't know what chia seeds are they are the newest craze in healthy eating trends. For years, chia seeds were almost exclusively associated with sprouting terracotta pets and heads. That is, until Chris McDougall published his novel, Born to Run in 2009.
Seemingly overnight, chia seeds became a hot commodity with runners, cyclists, triathletes and other athletes, seeking the secret to Tarahumara endurance.
But soon the trend also caught on with food bloggers, chefs, foodies, and generally health-conscious people. Now, chia seeds are commonly included in energy bars and drinks, added to kombucha, used to thicken puddings, and used as a binding agent in egg-free baking.
And for good reason! These little seeds are incredibly nutritious, with significant concentrations of protein, fiber and several essential minerals.
Chia is, appropriately, the Mayan word for strength. Chia seeds were an important energy source for Mayans, Incas and other ancient cultures, and remain a dietary staple in many South and Central American countries. Some nutritional highlights:
What you will need: