COCOA-BERRY-CHIA SMOOTHIE (RECIPE) – Rich Source with Protein, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A and Vitamin C – Healthy Positive Mind –
This cocoa-berry smoothie recipe with chia seeds and almond milk hits the spot on a warm summer day. Raw cacao (chocolate) adds minerals and antioxidants while chia seeds provide a super dose of omega-3.
If you can’t find chia seeds in your area, you can use flax seeds instead.
You can always add greens to this smoothie. Go ahead and toss in some kale, dandelion or whatever dark leafy greens you have on hand. You’ll boost the mineral content even further.
1/2 cup blueberries
5 large strawberries
1 tablespoon cacao powder
2 tablespoons Chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
8 ounces homemade almond milk (or filtered water)
Start by adding the liquid to your blender, followed by the remaining ingredients.
Blend on high for 30 seconds or blend until the smoothie is creamy.
This smoothie is a rich source with protein, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and also a rich source of vitamins B1 through B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and potassium.
This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.