Sweet pineapple, tangy plum and chia seeds make for a smoothie that will give you plenty of extended energy and tastes great any time of day. I call it the ‘Sweet Tang’ Chia Smoothie!
Chia seeds are not just for the ‘chia pet’ I remember growing up with. In fact, they are considered a ‘superfood’ and a are great addition to a healthy lifestyle.
What’s so great about chia seeds?
- They are an excellent source of omega-3 oil.
- Its protein is complete which can help raise your energy levels.
- And, they expand with liquids to keep you feeling fuller longer.
There’s also a lot of nutrition in this little package too! A serving of chia seeds, 2 tablespoons, has 60 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, and 4 grams of healthy fat.
They are a staple in my kitchen these days. I’ll sprinkle them on salads, fruit dishes and cereal. And of course, they are a great added to smoothies, like the one I have for you today.
More places to use these nutritious seeds:
I hope this inspires you to pick up some chia seeds for yourself and sprinkle away. There are plenty of great places to sneak these little seeds in!Print
‘SWEET TANG’ CHIA SMOOTHIE
Plums, pineapple and chia seeds blended up to make a refreshing sweet and tangy chia smoothie!
- 4 large plums
- ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
- ¾ cup coconut water
- ½ cup ice cubes
- 2 tablespoon chia seeds
Wash and remove seeds from plums.
Place all ingredients in blender and blend to desired smoothness.
Makes one generous or two small servings.