Glow For It Green Tea Smoothie

This post has changed three times now and is a little late, sometimes that is how life goes.  I made this smoothie the other week and  loved it.  It is bright green and very cheery looking. Green tea works well with kiwi and packs an antioxidant booster into your liquid.  I made my green tea while making breakfast so it would have time to steep and cool.  Don’t be afraid to make it strong it will not overpower the smoothie.

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Glow For It Green Smoothie

2 cups green tea

2 cups kale (I eyeball it)

2 cups kiwi, peeled and cut up

1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Put it all in the blender and blitz for two minutes.

Note on the blending time.  2 minutes seems to be what my Cuisinart blender needs. So if your smoothie still has leaf bits in it blend longer and if you have a super duper blender you can go shorter.

Chia Seed Pudding recipe


Chia seed pudding

Chia seed pudding is one of my favorite summer breakfasts.  You put it in a jar, shake, and put it in the fridge.  Tada! it is done and will be ready for you in the morning.  I find myself singing the commercial jingle every time I make it and yes it is the same thing.
 Salvia hispanica or chia seeds is a member of the mint family and was was cultivated by the Aztecs. They have a good dose of omega-3s, calcium, and fiber.  It also has a tapioca pudding like texture.  Here is the chia seed recipe I use.  

Chia Seed Pudding
1 cup soy milk, almond milk, or milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Put it all a jar and shake it up well. Put in refrigerator.  It is ready in about ten minutes but I like to make it the night before for an easy breakfast the next morning.  I find the chia seeds tend to settle on the bottom after your first shaking so I like to shake it about 5 minutes after.