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!
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.
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!