Raw Recipe: Chia Green Smoothie

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the adorable Jeevi the Laughing Chef at a vegan workshop where he was preparing some gorgeous raw and cooked vegan foods.  This recipe is a version of the smoothie he made for us, which was absolutely divine.  He uses chard and spinach, neither of which I had in my fridge, so I substituted celery and mixed baby greens and it still tasted wonderful!

So here I present it to you, with my twist… chia green

Chia Green Smoothie

2 ripe spotty bananas (if you use frozen ones it will give it a creamy, thickshake texture)

1 mango

2 stalks of celery

1 cup of mixed salad leaves (mesclun)

1 tblsp chia seeds

1 cup water

Blend and enjoy!

Some interesting facts about Chia that you might not know… 

  • 5 times more calcium than milk
  • 3 times more iron than spinach
  • Great source of vegetarian Omega oils
  • Very high in fibre (soluble and insoluble)
  • Great source of protein with 18 amino acids, including all the 8 essential ones!

If you’d like to know more about Jeevi the Laughing Chef, you can find him on Youtube and also Facebook.  He’s also a certified Laughter Yoga teacher and I can say wholeheartedly that you cannot keep a straight face or closed mind around him.

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