Here it is bitter cold, still I can’t complain much as it is not as brutal as in the northern part of country. Still walking around is difficult. As soon as I get into the car, I am cranking up the heat, but it still requires some time for the engine to get warm. I am also lazy to cook or bake, and I need to start baking as my do list is growing so faster. Yesterday morning I made this chia strawberry banana smoothie for my breakfast.
My kids like simple strawberry smoothie a lot, I even buy some strawberries and keep it as some days they ask for it a lot. My hubby also enjoys the strawberry banana smoothie if there is no sugar added. He doesn’t like to add any sweetener. When I make smoothie at home I make it without sugar and then add the sugar when I am giving to kids. My daughter especially has a high sweet tooth.
I had bought a packet of chia seed a long time ago, but never got time to try it. As it is New Year, I needed to try at least some healthy dishes, so decide to try this chia strawberry banana smoothie.
Chia seeds are packed with Omega-3’s and are a great source of fiber. Unlike flax, they have absolutely zero taste, so you really can add them to anything without compromising on flavor. However you may be little held back by its jelly like structure. Who care about that if it healthy we can eat is it?
You will amaze to see the health benefits of chia seeds; it is one of the healthiest foods in the world.
They are in nutrients that benefits for body and brain. Chia seeds are small black seed from the plant
Salvia Hispanica, which is related to mint and native of South America. In olden times it is consider as important food for the Mayans and Aztecs. It is called “chia” because it is derived from the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”
It is considered as one of the super food of the world. Chia seeds are loaded with Antioxidants, and rich in fiber. Has high quality protein. They are rich in Omega-3-fatty acids. They contain 18% daily requirements of calcium so it helps in bone health. It is also helps control the Type 2 diabetics read more from here.
I don’t like the taste of nuttiness in my jam or drink, so soaked chia seeds for overnight with 1 cup of warm water and kept it in refrigerator. The next morning when you are ready to make smoothie, make the smoothie and add the soaked chia seeds and drink.
It is delicious and healthy too, and also diabetic friendly as it has no sugar added. Give it try you will also like it. Make sure to soak the chia seeds overnight that is only one thing you need to remember.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.