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Vegan inexperienced smoothie with chia seeds

Everyone loves a great vegan green smoothie. They are full of things like antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and of course they taste amazing.

And that's before we talk about add-ins, be it for flavor or for an extra nutritional boost. Chia seeds are my favorite green smoothie thing. And for a good reason!

Chia seeds

Chia seeds in a spoon and glass

Chia seeds are a great addition to smoothies. They're packed with protein punch, are full of antioxidants, and are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Chia seeds also contain vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), C (ascorbic acid), E, ​​choline and folic acid (folic acid). Chia also contains vitamins B3, B5, B6, B15, B17, D, K, inositol and PABA.

The main minerals are boron, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, strontium, sulfur and zinc. It is also amylose and high in electrolytes. They also contain 18 of the 22 amino acids, including all nine essential amino acids. You literally can never have too much chia.

This recipe and photo below are from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood* by Wayne Coates, PhD. Used with permission.

Chia Green Smoothie

  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • cups Pear juice Coconut water, water, or a mixture
  • 3 Romaine lettuce or kale leaves
  • 1 small cucumber peeled off
  • 1 to 2 Parsley sprigs

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 52G | Protein: 9G | Fat: 3G | Saturated fatty acids: 1G | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 1610mg | Fiber: 13thG | Sugar: 32G | Vitamin A: 4209IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 4thmg

This article was first published on October 5, 2001. It has since been updated.

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