Chia Seed Protein Smoothie

 That chubby little hand gets me every time! Don't grow up little one, don't grow up :( 

That chubby little hand gets me every time! Don't grow up little one, don't grow up :( 

This chia seed protein smoothie is about the best darn thing you're going to drink, I gotta tell ya! And what's even better than that is seeing your little ones gulp it down. It's a pat yourself on the back mama moment because you just gave your kids a combination of healthy fats, protein, and fiber with no added or fake sugar included! 

Bravo!

What's even better is that this smoothie is good for you, as well, post-workout. When you need to replenish your glycogen stores, repair muscle breakdown and feed your gut microbiome - or if you simply want to drink something yummy that will keep you full for awhile - you're going to want this smoothie. It's creamy (especially if you use a frozen banana) and nutritious. And for increased muscle repair after a particularly strenuous workout session with weights and resistance, add a scoop of protein powder to amp up the benefits!

Homemade Chia Seed Protein Smoothie

1/2 banana (frozen for extra creaminess)
2 Tbs nut butter of choice (I went with peanut butter with flaxseeds added - why not add in all the goodness you can)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (without carrageenan, we all know that right? Too much uncertainty around that bad boy to not assume it's wayward. You could also use hemp for added nutrients with slightly more fat - up to you, both are good choices.)
2 Tbs chia seeds
1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Blend all ingredients until well combined and enjoy!