Big fan of it. So is my gut.
My gut REALLY likes smoothies for breakfast. It allows my digestive system a little more time to finish digesting food from the day before (my digestion takes longer than normal because of the gastroparesis). Which has improved 10 fold over the years, but I very much feel it when I get off track.
Anyway, enough of that.
I have my go-to reliable smoothie that I eat almost daily, but as seasons come and go I like to switch it up slightly. Sometimes I do a lemon, ginger & kale smoothie, an orange and cream smoothie and now my hyper-fixation is this one.
I shared it a couple days in a row on Instagram and it got a lot of traction so I filmed it this morning and am throwing it up for you.
First of all, we have to talk about the chia pudding.
Currently, I do not have a recipe up for it. But, it's so easy.
3-4 tablespoons of chia seeds and one cup of milk.
I use my Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk recipe which you can find HERE.
It gives a nice sweetened flavor and includes a nice healthy fat from the coconut. (It's also not full of stabilizers and gums like your store-bought dairy free milks.)
*Depending on how thick versus liquid you want your "pudding" to be, adjust the amount of chia seeds.
Now on to the actual recipe!
Oh, she's a beaut!
& delicious too.
PRINTABLE RECIPE PDF
*large spoonful of chia pudding (3-4 tablespoons chia seeds + 1 cup milk)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (my heart lies with four sigmatic!) which can be found HERE
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1/2 tablespoon flaxseed meal, optional
1 cup strawberries (i leave the stems on-you can't taste them + it's a time saver)
1 frozen banana
handful of ice
1 cup water
Pre make a batch of chia seed pudding. You can get 3-4 smoothies out of one batch.
Spread a large scoop of chia seed pudding along the bottom half of a ball jar with the back of a spoon.
Add all other ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour smoothie into your lined jar, add a straw so you can suck up those seeds like boba and ENJOY!!
Chia seeds don't have much taste, so make sure whatever milk you are using you doctor it up with some vanilla and or maple syrup.
I LOVE the four stigmatic protein powder because the ingredients are superior. Also, the vanilla flavor has actual vanilla beans in it and is sweetened with maple syrup so it is incredible.
Hope you all are having a happy day!
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