Go-To Green Sipper {spinach, blueberries, chia}

spinachblueberrychiasmoothie

i didn’t know if it was possible for me to produce a green smoothie with less than 5 ingredients, but i was in desperate need of groceries so i scavenged all that i had left in the fridge and cupboard and came up with this little green gem.

although the ingredient list is small, this green smoothie is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fiber, and even a little bit of protein thanks to the 1 tbsp of chia seeds. these tiny seeds can be sprinkled on top of just about any meal or snack {like cacao oatmeal} to add an extra umpf.

when soaked with your choice of milk or water and blended with a cup of fresh greens or fruit, one tablespoon of chia seeds can add thickness to your go-to smoothie, not to mention a dose healthy fats, fiber, protein, and antioxidants as well.

ps – the healthy fats found in chia seeds also help you absorb all the other great nutrients found in the spinach and blueberries blended into this smoothie too.

green sipper with seeds
 
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green sipper with power-nutrient chia seeds. just 3 simple ingredients - spinach, blueberries, chia seeds.
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Recipe type: green smoothie
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 c water or milk of choice
  • 1 c spinach
  • ¼ c blueberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ice
Instructions
  1. soak chia seeds in 1 c water or milk for 10 minutes. you can also soak overnight in fridge for great absorption.
  2. blend all ingredients together until you get desired consistency for drinking. {i add extra ice as i personally love mine freezing cold}.
  3. feel free to add additional health superfoods to your green smoothie if you have them on hand as well {aloe, 1 tsp bee pollen, 1 tsp cod liver oil, 1 tsp spirinula, 1 tbsp maca, 1 tsp of powered tumeric or pinki size chunk, 1" chunk ginger, 1 tsp matcha and more}.
Notes
*not all ingredients are required to make the 'perfect' smoothie {there is no such thing as the perfect smoothie in my world} use what you have on hand and play around with the ingredients/additions until you find what tickles your tastebuds.

 

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