Saturday, June 20, 2015
Blueberry Chia Smoothie - A Refreshing Antioxidant Boost
Happy Saturday! This morning hubby and I got up early to walk before it got hot. It was only 75 degrees, but the humidity was 89% so it was still quite sweltering. When we got done, I just wasn't in the mood for a hot breakfast, so I thought I'd just have some Greek yogurt along with some fresh blueberries. Now, I am normally not a big smoothie type of person because I'd much rather "eat" my food...but as I reached for the big container of Fage Greek yogurt and blueberries, my eye caught the carton of unsweetened Silk cashew milk beside it. I decided that in addition to the enormous amounts of water I had already consumed to rehydrate myself, that maybe this morning, drinking my breakfast might be a good idea. All I can say is....it was JUST what I needed and very satisfying, too. My smoothie consisted of unsweetened cashew milk, Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, chia seeds, a bit of stevia and ice. I loved it. I snapped a quick photo as well as my easy peasy recipe. I used my Vitamix which has a pre-timed smoothie setting to blend everything, so if you don't have as powerful of a blender, you may want to use crushed ice instead of ice cubes so you don't damage your machine. Enjoy!
Blueberry Chia Smoothie
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cashew milk
1/2 cup fresh blueberries (you can use frozen or other berries)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 Tablespoon chia seeds
Stevia, to taste
1 cup ice cubes (or crushed ice)
Add all ingredients to blender container and blend at high speed until thickened, combined and frothy.