Jun 182012
 
I have more good news and bad news.
The bad news is that we’re all so busy.  Who the heck has time to 1) eat healthy, and 2) wash the stupid blender?
Between working full time, spending time with family and friends, working out at the gym and going to yoga, writing a food blog, planning farm events, going camping, and starting my business, I don’t have much time left.
The good news is that I have found the solution to breakfast on those days you don’t have a spare minute.
Or at least my mom has.  She came up with this idea to mix Mila, a type of sliced, non GMO, organically grown blend of chia seeds, in with pre-made smoothie, unsweet almond milk and a bit of ice-cold water to thin.  I’m sure this has been done by someone else; but mom, you’re getting the credit this time.
Everyone knows how great Omega3s are for us and everyone says they don’t have time to eat well but lucky for us Mila has more nutrition in one scoop than some people get in a week.  The trouble is that some folks aren’t sure the about the texture of this little, raw, nutrient packed seed, so this is a way to get your Mila in that is easy and tasty.  Mila is smooth – not gritty like regular chia can be, the almond milk is creamy and the smoothie mix adds a bit of fruitiness (or fruit and veggie-ness); they all blend together to make a satisfying smoothie that is great to take on the go.
This no-blender smoothie will make your life easier and your health better.
Cheers!
Mila Almond No-Blender Smoothie
Serves 1
Vegan, Gluten Free

Ingredients

1 scoop Mila  (To buy Mila)
1/3 cup smoothie Mix (I used Bolthouse Farms Carrot, Berry or Green Goddess)
1/2 cup unsweet almond milk
1/4 cold water

Directions

1. Stir all ingredients together.

Nutrition Facts (Based on Bolthouse Farms Carrot Juice)
1 Serving
Amount Per Serving

Calories 111.0
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 135.0 mg
Potassium 278.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9.2 g
Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
Sugars 4.2 g
Protein 4.1 g

Vitamin A 215.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 0.0 %
Vitamin C 7.5 %
Vitamin D 12.5 %
Vitamin E 25.0 %
Calcium 19.2 %
Copper 9.0 %
Folate 1.0 %
Iron 7.6 %
Magnesium 13.0 %
Manganese 12.0 %
Niacin 5.0 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.0 %
Phosphorus 13.0 %
Riboflavin 0.0 %
Selenium 5.0 %
Thiamin 10.0 %
Zinc 3.0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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