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Berry & Chia Seed Smoothie

I’m a sucker for a delicious smoothie so of course my first recipe remake has to be a smoothie! 

I’ve never eaten chia seeds & I almost didn’t! When I finally found them at Natural Grocers, I was hesitant to even put them in the smoothie because they look like small black beans but they add protein so I took a shot at it. They’re really pretty good! 

I’ve also never tried rice milk & the taste is a lot like almond milk but the consistency is much thinner, almost transparent in color. 

I LOVE berries!!! All kinds of berries! Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, & of course raspberries & you can use whatever berries you love in this recipe. I stuck to the recipe of blueberries & strawberries, but like I said, use what your belly loves!

Taken from The Quit Gut Cookbook.
I’m an ingredient gatherer so I have to have everything on the counter & measured to the extent that I can before I start mixing.

Start off with 2 tbsp of chia seeds soaking in 1/2 cup unsweetened rice milk for approximately 10 mins or the same amount of time that it took me to unload the dishwasher & wake Luke up from his nap before the mixing noise began. The chia seeds will thicken & be somewhat sticky so you can rinse them from the bowl as you add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of rice milk.


This picture reminded me that I could really use some way cuter measuring cups & spoons! 

So next, add a cup, a cup, a 1 1/2 cup. 1 cup of strawberries, 1 cup of blueberries & 1 1/2 cup of unsweetened rice milk plus 1 tsp vanilla.

Oh, & by the way, a blender is not my favorite mixing tool even though the recipe calls for a blender. This bad boy is! The Nutribullet RX is fantabulous (I make no money for this endorsement)!!! It’s so much more fancy than my original Nutibullet that I’ve had for 3 or so years. It mixes itself when you put it on the base & then shuts off.

So it’s time to blend, whichever way you choose. Mix until all ingredients are blended together well, or your Nutribullet RX shuts off. 

My tough critics gave it a taste. 2 year old taste buds loved it & kept asking for more. Chad was not big on it & said it needs sugar. Jaxson ran off when I asked him to try it. He’s not real big into trying new things. I agree with Chad, it needs more sugar so….my tip…..

Exchange sweetened rice milk for the unsweetened & add 1 to 2 tbsp of sugar if you want more sweet. 

Overall, I would give this gut quenching smoothie a 7!


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