Power Protein Smoothie

As many of you know I love Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Detox Solution book. One of the things I’ve never tried is chia seeds which she highly recommends. I was at Trader Joe’s last weekend and I asked if they carried chia seeds. They looked at me and said “like the chia pet?” I laughed and realized they do not carry them. I headed over to whole foods and found them there.

Kimberly has a number of smoothie recipes that include chia seeds. I made her power protein smoothie and it was delicious!

Ingredients (one 24-ounce serving):

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup hemp or brown rice protein powder
  • 1-2 Tbs. chia seeds
  • 1/2 frozen acai smoothie packet (found in the frozen section at whole foods)
  • Liquid stevia to sweeten
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract


Add the almond milk and/or water to the blender first, then the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.

“Chia seeds have a high level of soluble and insoluble fiber, and swell up to 15 times their size when mixed with liquids to create a filling gel that provides long-burning fuel as it cleanses your digestive system. Because they are so nutrient-dense and filling, chia seeds can help reduce cravings and keep you on track with your diet.” – Kimberly Snyder.

So if you miss behave this weekend, no worries… make one of these babies and you’ll be back on track in no time :)

Happy Weekend!


  1. This is AWESOME!!! Lauren always makes the most amazing concoctions!!!!

    I am going to attempt to make this one tonight!!!

  2. They now have chia seeds at Trader Joe’s. :)


  1. […] been enjoying my power protein smoothie almost every morning this week. I substituted banana instead of the frozen acai. […]


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