Smoothies are talked a lot about in the health blogs because of their amazing health benefits to the mind and body! As long as there are more veggies than fruit in my opinion;)
Since I became pregnant smoothies were less than appetizing until now! I have been able to make and LOVE them! I will make a huge amount and Harlo and I will have this for a mid morning snack! We even save some for daddy when he gets home! It is great to drink your veggies! There are so many fun ingredients I will add to our smoothies. I try to include Harlo with what I put in the smoothie to help her learn what we put in our bodies is important. If I am feeling ambitious I will make a weeks worth and freeze them to make it easier on us during our hectic weeks!
I love adding Nutiva’s Chia Seeds to our smoothies because chia seeds are super nutritious. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3’s are great for body and brain development. Who knew such a tiny seed could be so nutritious! When adding the seeds it makes the smoothie a little thicker so I will add a little more water or almond milk to the mix to help thin it out! If you like thicker smoothies then no need to add anything!
In an article I read from www.authoritynutrition.com “Mayans and Aztecs prized chia seeds for their ability to provide sustainable energy. The word “chia” is ancient Mayan word for “strength”” As a mama I need all the strength and energy I can get!(this is not an Ad for Nutiva products I just really love my Chia seeds and hemp protein!)
I make my ‘happy morning smoothie’ the most often because of the serious yum factor!
Here is the recipe for ‘happy morning smoothie’
3 handfuls of organic kale
3 handfuls of organic spinach
6 organic strawberries
1 coconut milk yogurt
1/2 cup almond milk
1/4 cup organic fresh squeezed orange juice
2-3 tablespoons of Nutiva Chia seeds
3 tablespoons of hemp protein
You then blend it up!
**This makes about four 8oz jars or 2 16 oz jars. Also double or half the recipe if you would like:)
You can always add a little extra water like I mentioned above.
My daughter loves to drink her smoothie with me! I am currently looking for a handy glass cup for toddlers! If anyone has one they love let me know!
How many of you make smoothies? What’s in your smoothie?