Chia seeds are easily my favorite superfood! Because these little seeds are so good for you, I almost always add them to my smoothies. You’ll honestly have no idea they’re in there.
Below is my favorite smoothie to make. It’s great for breakfast, a post-workout boost, or even a healthy dessert:
Makes two servings
What You’ll Need
- A blender (obvi!)
- 1/2 cup of ice
- 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
- 1 banana
- 2 tbs of chia seeds
- 1/2 cup of plain fat-free yogurt
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein (I used soy)
- 1 tbs of honey (optional)
- 1 cup of milk ( I used regular soy)
Make it vegan by using agave instead of honey and soy yogurt. The one from Stonyfield is my favorite.
According to the USDA, a one ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains 9 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. The seeds also have 18% of the recommended daily intake of calcium, 27% phosphorus and 30% manganese. Yikes! If that didn’t convince you, this article will.
What are your favorite superfoods? Let us know in the comments below!