Pomegranate Chia Smoothie Recipe
Let me just start with... YUM!!! I'm definitely on a smoothie kick as of late and wanted to share a new recipe I recently tried that turned out really well.
Smoothies are great for so many reasons! You can put tons of good-for-you herbs and superfoods in them, and they double as either a snack or a meal. I usually have my smoothies for breakfast and add oats so I stay full until lunchtime, but I've had my fair share of afternoon snack smoothies too.
So - Here's the recipe.
1/4 cup frozen organic pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup organic blackberries
1/4 cup raw almonds (You can choose to soak the almonds up to 12 hours beforehand in water to make the nutrients easier to digest, but don't worry about it if you didn't plan ahead! I'm going to write a blog soon about the benefits of soaking/sprouting nuts & seeds if you're interested in learning more.)
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tbs chia seeds
1/4 cup rolled oats (Overnight rolled or steel cut oats would work as well! Steel cut oats are best for you as they're less processed, so if you have time to plan ahead just soak them overnight in some water or almond milk. Otherwise, rolled works just fine too.)
Water to fill your blender up to the max fill line - I usually use anywhere from 1-2 cups.
Next are the herbs and superfoods. These are totally optional and you can leave them out or pick & choose your own based on what you need. If you're new to superfoods, here's a brand that I really like so you can do a little more research on your own.
1/2 tsp ashwaganda (hormone balancing & improves stamina)
1 tbs hemp seeds (omega-3s, fiber & magnesium)
1 tsp maca powder (hormone balancing & energy booster)
1 tsp camu powder (Vitamin-C & anti-inflammatory)
1 scoop collagen protein powder (great for the skin & joints)
If you're new to smoothies and/or are on the market for a new blender, here's the one I use. I love it because it comes with a couple different cup sizes and is powerful enough to chop nuts and seeds. I also use it to make my homemade almond milk!
And there you have it! Feel free to share your questions, successes or favorite smoothie recipes below. Happy blending!