Hello, Meg's Musings readers! I'm Kelly from The Pretty Bee and I'm honored to be posting for Meg while she's having a little getaway in Maine. I am a long time reader of Meg's lovely blog and am following her healthy whole foods journey with interest. On that note, I thought I would share one of my favorite smoothie recipes with you today. I love to make smoothies for breakfast or for a snack, especially in the summer when all the fruit is so nice and ripe.
1/4 of a cantaloupe, cute into chunks
1 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Put ingredients into a blender and blend. Drink immediately...yum!
Now you may be asking, what are Chia Seeds? This graphic from Yummy Mummy Kitchen pretty much says it all:
They are an awesome super food, and you can't even taste them. If you put them in a smoothie, they look like little kiwi seeds. You can put them in baked goods or sprinkle them on top of salads. If you have a limited diet like I do right right now due to my son's food allergies, chia seeds can be a great way to supplement your calcium and iron intake. Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Share it in the comments! I love to try out new combinations.