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Tropical Chia Smoothie



I am so excited to be a part of Nicola’s month of Detox Smoothies on her website www.gfreemom.com.

When you think of chia seeds do you think of those chia pets that they sell during the holidays?  Well think again!  Chia seeds are a nutritious way to add fiber and Omega 3′s to your gluten-free diet.  Two years ago a man that represented the Salba company gave me a jar of their seeds.  I was never quite sure what to do with the seeds.  I used them a few times but never quite got the gist of the chia seed.  I understood it was nutrient-dense, but not how to use them well.

I have since learned how to use these nutritious seeds and here is some information about them, particularly the Salba brand that I previously mentioned.

Salba is the richest whole food source of Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber found in nature. Gram for gram, Salba provides eight times more Omega 3s than salmon, four times more fiber than flax, six times more calcium than whole milk, 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, and much more. Salba is all-natural, has no trans-fats, very few carbohydrates, and is certified Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free.

An easy way to incorporate chia seeds into your diet is to make a Chia Smoothie.

Tropical Chia Smoothie

Ingredients
1 cup Pineapple Juice
1 cup Orange  juice
1 cup Frozen strawberries
1 large banana
2 tbsp Salba® Whole Grain*

Place all ingredients into a blender adding Salba Whole Grain last. Blend until texture is smooth. Blending time is approximately 2 minutes or until the ingredients achieve the consistency of your preference.

*4 tbsp Salba Premium Ground Grain can be substituted

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6 Responses to “Tropical Chia Smoothie”

  1. Maggie says:

    Thanks for the facts about Chia Jen. I knew it was good for us, but wasn’t sure why :) I often sprinkle it on my kids’ toast!

  2. That is one gorgeous smoothie, Jen! Love the color. :-) I’m a fan of chia seeds in smoothies, so I’ll definitely give your recipe a go once I’m back home from traveling this week. Thanks for all the reminders on their health benefits, too!

    Hugs,
    Shirley

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Wonderful recipe! I LOVE chia. Use it when ever I can. Posted not too long ago how I used chia in a raw cracker recipe in place of flax. I don’t care for flax.
    Can’t wait to make your smoothie for our family. We have green smoothies and fresh juices everyday.
    Peace & Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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