Strawberry Chia….ummmmm!

I love making things that are super healthy and taste like decadent Milkshakes!!!   Here is my latest concoction.  By using my homemade Almond Milk made with plain coconut water, I have eliminated the need for any added sweetener.  Another bonus is the nutrition, and we know this milk is loaded with calcium and the coconut water helps balance electrolytes.  According to research, the chia seed is a better quality protein than soy, so enjoy this yummy treat feeling good about your choices.  A friend, Marion, posted a chia chocolate recipe for Valentines Day, and in it she blended the fruit with a milk for the liquid base.  Why didn’t I think of that???  Thanks Marion!  This opens up a whole new range of recipes made with chia.  Watch the Wholife magazine in March as it will contain my Chia article.

Strawberry Chia

Strawberry Chia 2 (Custom)

Serves 1.   Double and have ready-made breakfasts for two days.

1/2 cup milk.   I like to use my homemade Almond Milk made with coconut water for an increased nutrient value.   This also eliminates the need for any sweetener.
1/2 cup sliced fresh or frozen organic strawberries
1 tsp. Organic vanilla
2 tbsp. Chia seeds ( or more if a more gel like consistency is desired)
Optional:  1 drop stevia

1.  Blend all ingredients except chia seeds in Magic Bullet or blender.
2.  Measure liquid into serving bowl,  and add more milk to measure 1 cup.
3.  Add chia seeds and store to combine.
4.  Let sit for five minutes and stir again.
5.  Cover and refrigerate overnight or until chia is thickened.
6.  Add more sliced strawberries and serve.

Almond Milk (Custom)

Homemade Almond Milk.

Tomorrow is my Cookin’ in the Country day and we are making condiments, sauces, and dips with no preservatives, additives etc.  Easy to make raw salsa, homemade mustard, high quality protein hollandaise, noodle bowl sauces, and more!   There are two spots left if you want to join us.  Please call 306-244-8890 to reserve a space.

In good health,

Paulette.

 

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