I spent some time last night searching through recipes. I really haven't found a recipe yet. I ran across more than dozen smoothie recipes. Since I was so anxious to try the seeds, I just made up my own shake. I noticed the quantity ranged anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. Since I am not sure what to expect, I decided to gradually incorporate them in my diet. Beside of the fiber, I am worried about bloat and gas. With some of the photos and videos I watched last night, Chia seeds kind of remind me of the Metamucil my Dad drinks. I had to drink that stuff for a while after I had surgery. The side effects are not cute. Anyhow, here's what I came up with:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. Chia seeds
1 scoop vanilla Whey protein powder
I was going to add ice but decided against it at the last minute. It had a nice, smooth, shake-like consistency. I'll definitely try this again. Next time with a little ice.
3 weeks ago