Chia Seed Coconut & Spinach Smoothie

Monday, June 25, 2012


Now that I am no longer pregnant (yeay for that), I could not be more motivated to get back to the old me and get back to my pre-pregnancy self. Since I am not able to start working out for at least a couple more weeks, I am trying really hard to make sure my diet is the best it can possibly be. I have been experimenting with a ton of low carb but nutritionally dense smoothies lately and this one has been making its way into my diet almost daily. Even my almost two year old Max asks for "sips." That's a good sign right?!

Ingredients:
  • 1 and 1/4 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tbs of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use designer whey french vanilla)
  • 2 ice cubes

*I also add a few dashes of powdered stevia to mine to give it a little extra sweetness.

Directions:
Add all the above ingredients into a blender or magic bullet and blend until you have a nice smoothie like consistently. Enjoy right away.

For you carb counters out there, this entire smoothie has only 5 grams of effective carbohydrate. The added chia seeds are packed with protein and antioxidants, and since they expand when wet this little treat will keep you feeling full and satisfied.


33 comments:

Chelsea said...

Mmmmm, this sounds very tasty! I've really been getting into green smoothies lately and this will be another recipe to add into the mix! I LOVE coconut so I can see this becoming a favorite :)

Nicole said...

Do the seeds bother you? I added some to our smoothies last week and I couldn't get over the seeds. I choked them down since they were good for me, but it wasn't awesome!

christina said...

oh I could not wait to start working out and eating again! This looks good! I love spinach!!

Anna @ IHOD said...

I need this in my life!
Thanks for the recipe!!

Lindsay said...

This sounds awesome & I bet it is completely amazing for you. Thanks Linds, you will be back to your pre-pregnancy body before you know it!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Nicole- chia seeds are my favorite...so no they did not bother me at all. Plus, once they come in contact with any kind of liquid they start to become gelatin like and make the smoothie that much better.

Jenny said...

This sound and looks great! I've got no aversions to green drinks - Kiwi smoothies are gorgeous x

Alexa said...

Ooooh yum! Frankly you had me at coconut Lindsay! :)

Simply LKJ said...

Sounds delicious! Whole Foods carries a drink with Chia Seeds in it...doesn't bother me at all, while hubby and youngest think they are gross! LOL They don't like the texture. I agree, very similar to gelatin.

Heather said...

I stumbled across your site a few weeks ago and I've started checking here and there since then! You seem like such a sweet person, and your simple recipes are great. We made the cauliflower poppers the other night and they were a hit! This smoothie also looks pretty darn awesome. :)

Eleanor Rae said...

Ooh this sounds interesting! I've really got into chia seeds at the moment, I've been making overnight soaked oatmeal with them and I love them! xxx

Phanit said...

This looks and sounds great! I love coconut milk and already have a big bag of chia seeds that I use in my overnight oatmeal, so this sounds like another great way to use them! Thanks for the recipe!

Anna Elder said...

I love how spinach is so unnoticeable in a juice/smoothie. I'm sure you will return to your pre-preg body very quickly!!

BellaGetsREal said...

Congrats again on the new family member!

I have been wanting to try chia seeds but have not made the leap. What are the benefits?

Tabitha Mahoney said...

YUM, this looks so tasty.

Love the babe onesie you put on Insta, soo cute.

Tab

Krysta said...

That looks great!

Meg {henninglove} said...

how you have time to take car of a newborn, your first born and still blog is beyond me? you are amazing simply put

Aimee R. said...

Sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing :))

Stephanie McCall said...

this sounds good- I've been hearing so much about chia seeds I've resolved to go on the hunt for them tomorrow!

Caroline said...

I love everything in this smoothie! Designer Whey is the best - it dissolves so easily! I've said it before on instagram/twitter, but really - can't thank you enough for introducing me to chia seeds. Love those tiny things!

Bibi said...

Looks yummy - that's definitely a better way to drink Chia seeds than how we've been doing it (water, honey and lemon juice). I will pass your recipe along to my hubby, I'm sure he'll enjoy it!
Thanks for sharing!

PAPS said...

That looks good. Also your baby is so so cute. Congratulations.
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Tonia L said...

I keep hearing about the chia seeds but I haven't tried them yet. I like that they help make you feel full.

Jess said...

Sipping mine right now! I do the green monster every morning, thanks for the new recipe!

Judy said...

Thank you for sharing this drink! I will make sure to try it myself! x

Judy.

judysbeautyblog.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I keep trying to convince myself to try chia seeds but I don't care for texture (pulp, etc) in drinks. I guess you never know till you try, huh?

pageonpaper said...

These sound so good!

Jenny said...

mmm I'ma have to try this :)

Stainthorp Wheeler said...

nice blog................ i like it:-)

chia seeds

Marissa said...

Just found your blog a few days ago, and I'm hooked! I've already tried a couple of your recipes and love them so far. Today, after my 40 minute workout, I tried this one (chia spinach smoothie) and wow... I think I love coconut milk now! It's really great!! Thank you so very much!

Katie! said...

Is this a recipe for two smoothies? It shows it in the photos and I did a quick calorie check on the recipe and it is about 400 calories with light coconut milk. Or does this make one?

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Tom Daly said...

Great recipe! Where do you get your seeds? I've used http://eatseed.com and they seem the fastest and cheapest. Time to make a smoothie Thanks!

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