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