Green Chia Smoothie (Dairy Free)

Do you crave a snack during the day that will give you energy, boost your immunity and have your skin glowing from the inside out?! Look no further…I present you with The Green Chia Smoothie!

Three of my favorite superfoods are in this drink: Kale, chia seeds and raw honey. Kale, my favorite green leafy vegetable, has a rocking nutritional profile. This cruciferous vegetable is loaded with Vitamins A, C, E, K, calcium, fiber, iron and manganese. Strawberries are also an amazing source of Vitamin C and contain numerous antioxidants. Chia seeds are incredibly rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. Chia seeds are known to help regulate blood sugar. Their high fiber content also helps to keep you full longer. Raw honey is anti-bacterial and anti-viral and adds the perfect slightly sweetened taste to this smoothie. So take a few minutes today to take care of yourself and drink up this heart healthy smoothie!

Add to Vitamix or Blender:

3 cups filtered water
1 cup kale, chopped
1 banana
1 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 Tbsp. raw honey

 

Blend on high for 2 minutes. Pour into glasses and enjoy. Cheers to radiant health!
Serves 4.
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Comments

  1. This smoothie looks delicious! I'm trying to drink more green smoothies, they are soo healthy! Love the ingredients in this, I'll have to try it!

  2. Hi Laura,

    Oh, thank you for the motivation to make a healthy green drink today! I feel a bit guilty eating all those chocolate cookies (although they are pretty healthy for cookies, still, I've eaten far too many)! I'm blown away by how similar we are in the kitchen! I love that though, because I will always have the ingredients on hand to make your recipes (reminds me of Tessa, always have her ingredients on hand). Gotta love that. Thanks for the healthy reminder today! :-)

    Hugs,
    –Amber

  3. Annie, good for you for drinking more green smoothies! They are so wonderful for you!

    Amber, Great minds think alike, if I do say so myself :) It really is wonderful to be inspired by you wonderful Ladies.

  4. I will be honest, I've NEVER had a green smoothie because we always just eat our greens. I think this looks awesome and will surely try it!

  5. Yum! This looks great! Smoothies are so good, filling and quick!! Great recipe!

  6. The green color weirds me out a little bit, but I've been wanting to try a green smoothie for so long! At least the ingredients sound yummy!

    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

  7. Oh Brenda, you MUST try a green smoothie. They are amazing and once you do, there is no going back to a plain 'ol smoothie :)
    Heather, I know the green color takes a little getting used to, but it just means you are giving your body a major dose of vitamins and minerals!

  8. Yummy – bet this would be great with coconut water as well!
    a few real food breakfast dessert recipes here:
    http://bit.ly/xabvOm

  9. MUST TRY THIS ONE!! :DD

  10. Laura thank you very much for placing this post on Natural Mothers Network's linky: Seasonal Celebration! You helped make Seasonal Celebration a wealth of intelligent, creative and resourceful information and it's been such a pleasure for me and many others to read through each post. I am really looking forward to seeing you again Sunday evening or Monday! Rebecca x

  11. I'm going to have to make this ASAP. I love chia seeds and feel a cold coming on. I think this is just what I need :) Thanks!

  12. Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing w/ Healthy 2Day Wednesday! Hope to see you back next week! Pinning this!

  13. I would love for you to come share this post on my link-up, Make-ahead Mondays, at Raising Isabella!

    http://naturalparentingunnaturalworld.blogspot.com/2012/02/make-ahead-monday-6.html

    Hope to see you there!

  14. This looks so good, and would be a fantastic superfood for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Would you be willing to share this on my blog carnival, superfood sundays?

    http://www.painfreepregnancy.org/2012/02/superfood-sunday-blog-carnival-february.html

  15. My granddaughter is the smoothie person around here and she makes some great ones, usually adding spinach. I should give her those chia seeds sitting in my freezer so she can make me that healthy looking drink of yours.

  16. Thank you so much. You can replace kale with spinach–or use both :) Hopefully you both can use those chia seeds and get a chance to enjoy the smoothie!

    Be Well,

    Laura

  17. I have a big beautiful bag of chia seeds in my fridge just waiting for me to make this. It sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us at Whole Food Wednesdays and have a great rest of your week.

  18. Thanks for sharing this post at Make-ahead Monday! I hope to see you again next week!

    Sarah @ Raising Isabella

    http://naturalparentingunnaturalworld.blogspot.com

  19. YUM! I made a smoothie with kale and berries this weekend and my daughter said it tasted "like a crushed vitamin". I decided that meant I didn't have to share. :) I picked up chia seeds this weekend and am looking forward to trying them in a smoothie.

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