Almond Milk Mango Smoothie with Chia!

Ingredients:

6-10 Ice Cubes
1/2 cup Almond Milk (I prefer unsweetened, original flavor)
2 Mangoes
2-3 tbsp Chia Seeds (Try our Pop Top To Go containers for easy pouring)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until the consistency you desire! 

Why you should love it:

Tastes delicious, healthy, high in protein (almond milk and chia), high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B6 (mangoes), no added sugar! 

Mango Smoothie

Chia Seeds in Water

See the below pictures of Chia Seeds in water. 
The bottom left picture is dry chia. The top left picture is chia that has been exposed to water. The two right pictures are chia suspended in water!

Chia seeds grow 9-10 times their size when exposed to a liquid, and as seen in the top left photo, chia seeds form a gel layer too. 

This feature is great for hydration! Chia will slowly release the water during digestion. 

This feature is also great for feeling fuller!

Chia Seeds in Water

Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Chia Jam

Recipe of the Week: Strawberry Chia Jam

Ingredients

2 cups of Strawberries
2 cups of Sugar
1/4 Water
3 tbsp of Chia Seeds

Directions

Cut strawberries into bite size pieces. Add strawberries, sugar, and water to a pot. Cook on the stove, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is absorbed and the strawberries are breaking down. Remove from heat when it’s a jam consistency. Add chia seeds and stir. Let sit for 1 or 2 hours. Add more chia to thicken, or more water to thin. 

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Chip Chia Pancakes

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Chip Chia Pancakes

Ingredients

Pancake Mix & Ingredients
Chocolate Chips
3 tbsp Chia Seeds
Water 

Directions

Make pancake mix as directed. Add chocolate chips and chia seeds. Add water as needed to achieve the consistency you want. 

Benefits

Why add Chia Seeds to your pancakes?? Chia seeds are packed full of protein, iron, calcium, omega-3’s, and antioxidants. They will give your morning routine an extra boost! 

Just the 3 tbsp of chia seeds have 5 grams of protein, 20% of your daily recommended Calcium, and 15% of your daily recommended Iron. 
 

Recipe of the Week: Banana Chia Pudding

Recipe of the Week: Banana Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

2 Bananas
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 cup of Almond Milk

Directions:

Mash bananas in a bowl. Stir in chia seeds and almond milk. Let sit for 1-2 hours, to allow pudding to thicken. 

Benefits:

This pudding will have:

  • 8+ grams of protein
  • 65% of daily recommended value of Calcium
  • 18% of daily recommended value of Iron