Super healthy Green Smoothie with CHIA!

Greek Yogurt, Chia seeds, Spinach and Almond Milk

Can this get any healthier?

Eat clean and detox with this delicious SuperGreen and Super Yum Smoothie from Poppies and Papaya – Holistic expert Selva gives us the low-down on eating Chia !

 

We’re on a major health kick here at The Cooking Junket

With the Summer still HOT as ever, it’s always nice to cool down some deliciously simple recipes that don’t need stove, bbq or extra heat in the kitchen!

We’re sharing a super health breakfast, that doubles up as a dessert and even is great as a light snack or lunch

We’ve seen similar ones at Granola Bar in Westport and of course Le Pain Quotidien… so it’s all the rage! AND this recipe is better than LPQ 🙂

Forget the green monster smoothie – this is Nutritionist Selva from Poppies and Papaya’s delicious Chia Pudding

OMMMMMMMM… or YUMMMMM !

Super-Green Chia Pudding

Super Green Chia Pudding (7 of 11)
Making this chia pudding is a great way to kickstart your day and nourish your “friendly” bacteria. With plain greek yogurt, chia seeds, banana, and berries, this pudding has all the prebiotics, probiotics, and other goodies inside to keep your belly happy. And yes, with a couple handfuls of spinach, there is a serving of vegetables inside. I love to make a batch, put it in two mason jars, and have it ready to go for the early morning work days. Then all you have to do in the morning is add the granola and fresh berries.

Makes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS
1 medium banana
1 cup plain organic Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any unsweetened milk)
2 handfuls baby spinach
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
5 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup of your favorite granola
Fresh berries ( I used raspberries)

DIRECTIONS

Place the banana, yogurt, almond milk, baby spinach, maple syrup, and sea salt into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour the mixture into a glass bowl and stir in the chia seeds. Cover the bowl and place into the refrigerator. Let the mixture sit for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Spoon the mixture evenly into two mason jars, or serving glasses, and top with your favorite granola and fresh berries. Enjoy!

Optional: If you like your pudding a little less thick, just add in a bit more almond milk. You can also drizzle some coconut cream over the berries for added flavor.
Variation: I am guessing a steamed and peeled beet would taste delicious as well in place of the spinach.

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