Superfoods are big
Well, superfoods are big these days. New food trends are all over the place, and the products are promising to do magic and are packed with nutrients.
I am hesitant and skeptical about new food choices and especially with hypes and trends in general. It often sounds more like marketing than realistically better options. I like to stick to the food, which is good for me. But what about a chia seeds smoothie?
Ok, ok, let’s be open
My husband prepares a glass of milk with chia seeds every day, lets it soak overnight, and drinks it in the morning. I tried to ignore his ritual and stay away from the superfoods hype until the packet was empty, and I bought a new one for him. Well, I thought, let’s read the text on the back of the pack and see what nutrients chia seeds actually provide. I was surprised about the dense amount of substantial power which are alive in chia seeds. Maybe the hype is justified, and chia is a superfood.
The protein amount in just 30 grams of chia seeds is very high compared to the calorie intake. And for me, as a vegetarian, sources of plant-based proteins are always good. Instead of cow milk, I find almond milk a good option to give the smoothie a nuttier taste and because the plant-based protein amount is high in almond milk.
For 2 cups you will need:
2 tablespoon chia seeds
0.4-liter almond milk
1 small banana
Soak the chia seeds for a couple of hours in almond milk. Put the banana in a blender together with the milk and the chia seeds. Blend it, and presto drink it. This drink is a healthy drink and really good for people who do a lot of sport and prefer a veg or vegan diet.
I think I will stick to this chia seeds super smoothie and will be more open in the future in terms of “superfood.”