Peppermint Mocha Chia Frappe
It’s time for November’s Secret Recipe Club reveal! And that means all sorts of delicious recipes for you to drool over – just take a peek at the photos at the end of this post. And, for more info on the SRC, click here.
This month, I was assigned Robin, Restored. You’ve gotta’ love the heading on her blog: Restored Health. Restored Simplicity. Restored Happiness. Sounds like something we could all use doesn’t it? So take a detour and visit Robin’s site, there are tips and recipes aplenty – quick, healthy, easy, you name it.
I’ve been looking for an excuse to do a post about Ch-ch-chia shakes (actually smoothies, but shakes sound more indulgent). Robin’s post, showcasing her favorite smoothie recipes was all the prompting I needed.
These tiny seeds are nutritional powerhouses. One tablespoon packs 8% of your RDV for calcium, 5 g of fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, alpha linoleic acid, and 2 g protein. A lot of bang for your buck, right?
But that’s not all…
It’s sort of magical – add Chia seeds to a smoothie, let it sit a few minutes, and it transforms into a rich, thick creamy milk “shake” (minus the calories)!
And unlike the frappes you find at a certain coffee shop that shall remain nameless, these fiber packed smoothies really “stick to your ribs”, so no sugar crash here – you’ll feel full for hours.
What are you waiting for? Let your imagination run wild, dream up your own favorite flavor combo, and get sippin’!
After perusing Robin’s smoothie recipes, I chose to make a festive peppermint mocha chia frappe, adapted from her coffee smoothie. Go ahead, indulge - it’s healthy, simple and will make you very happy!