Blueberry Chia Blast Smoothie

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This smoothie is out of this world.  I was excited to experiment with chia seeds again since the Chia Seed Pudding I posted a few weeks ago was actually a pleasant surprise for me.

While I don’t normally like to “drink” my calories (I’m a firm believer in eating the whole fruit or vegetable…call me old school…) because I usually don’t find that juices/smoothies keep me satiated for very long, this one is definitely an exception.  Made with tofu, the chia seeds, and an extra boost of protein powder (I used a vanilla whey, but for a vegan version, just use your favorite appropriate alternative), I was full for a few hours after drinking it.  And there is such a great flavor combination here-I love the mixture of subtle coconut and blueberries.

Now, a caveat: as with anything made with chia seeds, these smoothies will start to thicken if you let them sit for too long. If you like that texture, then feel free to make a large batch in advance.  Otherwise, stick to your desired amount only here.  I found that blending the chia seeds (as was suggested by one of your fellow readers) also helped to decrease the rate of texture change substantially.

You have to love recipes with one line instructions.

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Blueberry Chia Blast Smoothie

Servings: 2

 

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups coconut milk beverage (I used So Delicious brand here)

1/2 cup soft silken tofu

1 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons chia seeds

1 scoop (about 1-2 tablespoons) vanilla whey protein powder

1 cup frozen blueberries

 

Instructions

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Serve immediately.

 

Barely adapted from Vegetarian Times.

March 12, 2013 - 10:34 pm

Ashley - I have been looking for ways to use the bag of chia seeds I bought. This looks delicious!

March 13, 2013 - 9:04 am

Emanuelle - This looks so healthy and delicious! The perfect breakfast! Blueberries are my favourite fruit by far!!

March 15, 2013 - 11:12 am

afracooking - Fabulous idea: using tofu for a smoothie!

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March 16, 2013 - 8:42 am

Erica - I am sitting here reading your post and drinking a banana PB smoothie with chia seeds in them. My hubby introduced them to and I love them. I was skeptical to try them in the past, but will be using them more often now.

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April 29, 2013 - 8:49 am

Karen - This sounds so good, unfortunately I can’t eat tofu. Can you suggested something I could use instead?

April 29, 2013 - 11:09 am

srlacy - Hi Karen-

I would susbtitute with a Greek yogurt. I bet that would be really good!

June 15, 2013 - 2:46 pm

Nicole - I love the combination of the yogurt,chia seeds and blueberries so very healthy and good for I love guilt free recipes.

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