Try this Chia Seed & Salted Caramel Smoothie
This Smoothie is my current favourite. I am definitely one to mix things up in the kitchen and I’m not afraid of making things up as I go along and seeing what happens. This recipe is the product of such action.
I eat very few grains , so it’s important that I ensure my diet is still packed with fibre to maintain optimal health. Which is where chia seeds come in.
According to ‘myfitnesspal’ entry, chia seeds have approximately 7.5g of fibre per 1 and 1/2 tablespoons and about 4.5g of protein.
It’s important, I believe, to consider a smoothie as a meal on it’s own in most cases. They can very often be packed with calories in the form fruit and milks etc. This smoothie is perfect as a breakfast smoothie to keep you feeling full and sustained throughout the morning.
The number of calories will vary greatly depending on the amount and type of milk you use. I generally use water only in any smoothie that has protein powder in it, as it already has the desired milky effect. In this case I has used just half a cup of milk. I noticed a significant increase in the creaminess of the smoothie by doing this. The milk type and fat content of your chosen milk, could vary the calorie content anywhere between 300 and 500 calories. Certainly worth taking into consideration if you are watching your weight.
“I’m eating’ it quick… but I’ll remember it a long time.” ~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Chia Seed & Salted Caramel Smoothie
1+1/2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1/2 cup of low fat coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
1+1/2 cups of water
1 serve of organic vanilla protein powder of your choice
1 pinch of salt to taste
1 small to medium frozen banana
3-4 ice cubes
Combine ingredients in Blender or smoothie maker. Blend until smooth. You may need to reduce ingredients if your smoothie maker is quite small.
I like to serve mine in a supercharged large glass with a straw.
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