Do you get into food ruts? You know, when you tend to eat the same meal every day?

Sometimes I do – and I’m OK with that. Especially when it comes to breakfast.

Because when I have a favorite go-to meal every morning, it starts my day out right. I look forward to it (although maybe not as much as I look forward to my morning cup of coffee!).

My most recent fave breakfast was a Berry Good Green Smoothie with kefir. It was creamy, refreshing and had just a little “bite” from the kefir, which is packed with probiotic and protein.

But when I went to the grocery store last week, there was no kefir to be found.

So I asked one of the clerks, “Where’s the kefir?”

After much investigation, we had the answer, which confused even the clerk, as the demand for kefir is so high they have a hard time keeping it in stock.

They were no longer going to carry it.

Wah.

Hello, Berry Chia Green Smoothie

 

Now, I know I can make my own kefir (and someday soon I might) or go to the health food store and buy it there.

But I took this as a little challenge to mix things up. 

Which meant … chia seeds!

You’ve probably heard about all the health benefits of chia seeds: they’re rich in antioxidants (which is why they don’t go rancid quickly), high in fiber, and also contain calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and more. Plus, they’re loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.

Some people toss chia seeds directly into smoothies but I like to let mine soak for at least 10 minutes, or as long as overnight. That gives them a gel-like consistency that gives your smoothie a creaminess that’s really delicious. 

Mix this up and let me know how you like it!

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Berry-Chia Green Smoothie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Soak chia seeds in milk for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Place soaked seeds and liquid in high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add greens, and blend for about 1 minute, until greens are thoroughly pulverized and incorporated into the liquid. (If you want a smooth smoothie, this is key!)
  4. Add berries, and blend for about 1 minute, until fluffy. Add more milk if necessary.
  5. Add protein powder.
  6. Blend until incorporated.
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Print Recipe
Berry-Chia Green Smoothie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Soak chia seeds in milk for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Place soaked seeds and liquid in high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add greens, and blend for about 1 minute, until greens are thoroughly pulverized and incorporated into the liquid. (If you want a smooth smoothie, this is key!)
  4. Add berries, and blend for about 1 minute, until fluffy. Add more milk if necessary.
  5. Add protein powder.
  6. Blend until incorporated.
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