Vegan Cherry Chia Smoothie | Recipe Redux
..so on that sad summery note I will share a vegan, cherry chia smoothie that cheered me up instantly. I am using a seasonal fruit, cherry, because at this time of the year they are so flavorful and has a chockfull of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Chia seeds bulks up a smoothie and are a great source of omega 3 and fiber.
Chia seeds can be eaten by itself or used in pudding, salads, casserole, and soups!
The resulting smoothie has a slightly tart-sweet flavor from cherries, chia seed thickens up the smoothie but its not as thick as most banana based smoothies which I enjoy a lot. Cherry Chia Smoothie makes about 2 cups
Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (use other milk of your choice) 1.5 cups cherries, fresh (about 30 cherries) 1 tablespoon chia seed 1-2 drops liquid stevia (optional)
Directions -Pour milk in a glass, add chia seed and allow it to thicken up. -In a meanwhile, pit cherries using a pitter or this method. -Pour all the ingredients in the blender until smooth. -Serve chilled.