Almond Chia Smoothie

by Mar 9, 2011

More cheers for Navitas, the “superfood” company.  As I’ve mentioned before, this company has it down.  Not only are their products on the cutting edge of “superfoods”, foods that provide health enhancing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but they source their products direct from farming communities around the world — providing economic opportunities for native agriculture.  No, not “local” as in “within 60 miles of home”, but supporting “local” in places of the world that could use a helping hand from a responsible company.
This smoothie features almond milk, ideally some you’ve made yourself from organic, raw almonds, but in a pinch, go ahead and use your favorite brand of almond milk.
Almond Chia Smoothies
serves 2
1 cup almond milk
2 medjool dates, pits removed
2 tablespoons chia seeds  (I like Navitas brand, but I told you that already…)
1 tablespoon maca powder (…you guessed it, Navitas)
1 1/2 cups ice cubes
1.  Place all ingredients into a powerful blender and smoothie-fy.
Amy’s Kitchen Coach Tips
  • Chia seeds are packed with protein, omega-3s, antioxidants and fiber and you don’t have to soak them to use them.  If you’re interested in experimenting, stir the chia seeds into the almond milk and let sit for 10 minutes before you make the smoothie.  The chia seeds will absorb the almond milk and make a gel like consistency. 
  • If you do use store bought almond milk, omit the dates until after you taste the smoothie — most store bought almond milks are sweetened and you may not need the extra sweetness of the dates.
  • ch-ch-ch-chia…yes, these are the same seeds that gave life to the Chia Pets from yesteryear…try not to think about that.

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