Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Spinach Chia Seeds Smoothie


Yes you read it right , I made this yummy smoothie with spinach leaves. When I first came across this recipe at  foodgawker I too gaped at the mention of using spinach in a drink. But finally decided to give it a try and I was just taken aback with its yummy and refreshing taste.

This drink is totally rejuvenating as there are all the super healthy ingredients used like spinach, apples, plums and chia seeds.  Spinach as you all know is rich in iron as well as calcium and chia seeds (Sabja ) are well known for their Omega -3 and antioxidant powers.

This month we the members of  Groovy Gourmets  were supposed to make a drink from Food Gawker site but without lemon base  or milk , so I decided on this detoxifying drink and instead of lemon used plums  for the sourness. I also did not use Kale leaves as I didnt get them in my area.

All in all a very satistying experience and have decided to make this smoothie a regular in my kitchen.

Also sending this entry to vegan-thursdays

and hearth-and-soul-blog-hop-158


Original Source : ifoodreal







Ingredients :

Handful of .....................fresh Spinach leaves
1 medium.....................cucumber
1/2 ............................green apple
2..............................sour plums
sugar as needed ( I used 1 tbsp )
2 tbsp ...................Chia seeds ( 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp)
1cup ....................chilled water







Method :

Soak 1 tbsp chia seeds in 1/2 cup water.
They will swell up within 15 minutes, chill them till further use.
Thouroughly wash the spinach leaves.
Wash and slice the cucumber, apples along with the skin.
Deseed the plums.
Blend everything in mixer with 1 tbsp chia seeds , sugar and water.
While serving top with the chilled and swollen chia seeds.




Hearth & Soul Hop

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful and healthy drink..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love those little purple seeds on top ~ pretty and nutritious! Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Smoothie sounds fabulous and healthy as well, excellent vegan drink.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice one . Tempting and wonderful. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Spinach smoothie !! Thats sound like health & taste packed into one :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. have been reading about the health benefits of chia seeds for some time,this is how we would love to add them,thanks for sharing this recipe
    view our blog
    indiaandworldcuisine.blogspot.in

    ReplyDelete
  7. i have not had the good luck to make something with chia yet Nayana! the smoothie looks swell

    ReplyDelete
  8. Delicious spinach chia seeds smoothie, it very healthy to start a day. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

    ReplyDelete