The Blueberry Kale Smoothie I posted awhile back is one of my most popular posts and was even featured at Adventures in Mindful Living, so I thought that I would share one of my other favorite smoothies!
Blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and vitamin C and have high antioxidant levels. They also have a high tannin content which can help to reduce intestinal inflammation. They provide a sweet, rich flavor which is the part I like best! Chia seeds are a wonderful source of both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids (they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!). They are also packed full of fiber and minerals. I find them in ground form on the natural food aisle at my grocery store.
Blackberry Chia Smoothie
1 cup organic frozen blackberries
1 cup organic greens (I usually use spinach or kale)
1/4 cup organic vanilla yogurt (you could replace this with a little more water for dairy-free)
1 tbsp ground chia seeds
1/4-1/2 cup of water (start with 1/4 and add as needed)
Add the yogurt first, followed by the greens, chia seeds and blackberries. Pour the water over the top and blend! Enjoy!