- 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 bananas
- 1-cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons of almond butter
To make, first start with chia seed gel by pouring two cups of filtered water into a bowl. Add three tablespoons of chia seeds and stir well; allow to sit for at least 10 minutes and then pour the gel into a blender. Next, add one cup of blueberries, one bananas, , two tablespoons of cacao powder, and two tablespoons of almond butter. Blend on high for 30 seconds. If the consistency is thick, add a bit of water and blend again.
CHILL IT FOR AN HOUR
Vitamins & Minerals
Chia is a whole food packed with a wide range of vitamins, minerals & trace
elements, in particular:
•Calcium - ensures strong bones and teeth as well as the proper functioning of
neuromuscular and cardiac function.
•Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) - required for normal blood function and neurological
function. Normally found in red meat or diary, Chia is an ideal vegetarian source
•Folate - essential for health as it’s fundamental in the growth of healthy cells &
proper cell division. Without it living cells cannot divide. Folate is particularly
important during foetal development.
•Iron - is a component of a number of proteins, most importantly haemoglobin
which transports oxygen to tissues throughout the body, in particular from the
lungs to muscles & other organs.
•Magnesium - aids in the body’s absorption of calcium and also plays a key role
in the strength and formation of bones and teeth. Magnesium is also vital for
maintaining a healthy heart by stabilising heart rhythm and helping prevent
abnormal blood clotting.
•Phosphorus - supplies the body with phosphate, and phosphate is a main
component of bone structure. Phosphorus is necessary to maximise the benefits
of calcium and can also help maintain the health of the kidneys and regulate fluid
levels in the body.
•Potassium - helps to regulate blood pressure, to keep the right balance of water
in fat and muscle tissues and ensures the proper functioning of cells.