Monday, March 29, 2010

Good Bye Acai, Hello Chia: Mango Vanilla Green Monster

Don’t be frightened by the title (or the picture)! I know it looks like swamp sludge, but I PROMISE that you cannot taste the spinach at all. This shake is great for breakfast or for post workout muscle fuel because it’s easier for your body to digest liquids and who doesn’t like a yummy shake after a tough work out. I’m a huge fan of Sun Warrior’s protein powder which can be ordered online at Amazon and the same goes for the chia seeds (yes, like the chia pet you had as a kid). Chia seeds are one of the latest crazes as far as super foods goes. Good bye acai, hello chia! Here’s a link that will tell you more about the many benefits of this ancient super food.

What You Need:

1 ¾ cup milk (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
2 servings vanilla protein powder
2 cups frozen mango chunks
1 frozen banana
3-4 cups raw spinach
Optional: 2 Tbs chia seeds and 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

What To Do:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Serves 2

Bottoms Up!

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