Happy friday everyone! It’s good friday here in Canada, so I have the day off and i’m loving every bit of it. I decided to spice up my morning with these amazing smoothie shots, and I gotta say, they definitely gave my morning some flavour 😉
Primary energy ingredient: Chia seeds. Supposedly, the Aztecs, Mayans and Incans use chia as a staple of their diet and as an energy food. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language, and they were known as the “Indian Running Food” because runners and warriors would use them for sustenance while running long distances or during battle (reference from thehealthyapron.com). When chia seeds are consumed, the slow conversion of carbohydrate into sugar gives your body a constant stream of energy, as opposed to a drastic spike that will quickly crash. So adding chia seeds to your smoothies can be your “clean redbull.” Stay active my friends 🙂
Recipe: serves 3
1 cup organic unsweetened almond milk (split into 3 portions)
2 organic kiwis (peeled)
4 organic large strawberries
1 medium organic peach
1 1/2 tbsp raw chia seeds
1 cup ice (split into 3 portions)
*Note: these smoothies do not contain any added sugars or sweeteners, but you also have the option of adding 1 tbsp of raw honey if you want. If you also want to spice these up for the long weekend, add a dash of gold tequila, sparkling water, and a dash of honey. Live a little!
First, soak chia seeds in water for 10-15 minutes until seeds become sticky and floaty.
Blend each fruit separately with almond milk, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds and ice until smooth.
Pour into shot glasses and top with extra fruit!