This chocolate chia seed smoothie is so easy to make. It's naturally sweetened with bananas and dates, and the chia seeds add a boost of protein, fiber, and antioxidants. It's the perfect quick and healthy breakfast for busy mornings, or a midday energy boost that everyone will love!
Put the chia seeds and water into your blender and let them sit for 5 minutes without blending.
1 ¼ cups water, 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Add the toasted almonds (reserve a few if you would like some for garnish), cocoa powder, dates, and frozen banana.
½ cup toasted almonds, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 4 dates, 1 frozen banana
Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until your smoothie is very smooth. Enjoy!
Note: a high-powered blender will work best in this recipe. If you have a regular blender, use 2 tablespoons of almond butter instead of the almonds. Toast the almonds in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 6-8 minutes, or until they are golden and fragrant.