Chia Seed / Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients:

4 – 5 oz Coconut Milk (Silk)
4 – 5 oz Soy Milk (Silk) or Almond Milk
2 TBSP Chia Seeds
1 Ripe Banana
2 – 3 Clementines
1 Ripe Pear
Optional – Blue Berries or a combination of berries
Optional – 2 TBSP Protein Powder
Optional – 1 TBSP Pecan Butter

Soak the Chia Seeds in the Milks approximately 4 – 8 hours – may be left on the counter.

Put all of the ingredients in the Blender or Vita Mix and blend well. If using frozen berries, be sure to blend until at least room temperature or slightly warm.

Serves 1 – 2

This Smoothie recipe is suitable for all 3 Doshas.  Chia Seeds are an excellent source of Omega 3’s, protein, and anti-oxidants.  The word Chia means strength – and with being packed with all of the super nutrients in these tiny seeds, we can see why they have been given this name.  They are known for being an energy booster – assisting in maintaining proper blood sugar levels, thereby stabilizing energy.  The nutrients in Chia Seeds is also known to facilitate hair growth.