Red, White & Blue Smoothie


2 tablespoons white chia seed
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons allergy friendly non-dairy milk
1 cup frozen red raspberries
1 cup chilled green tea [or chilled tea of choice]
1 scoop allergy friendly protein powder
1 tablespoon Maca powder
½ cup blueberries, divided [use frozen if out of season]
1 tablespoon red raspberry preserves [optional]


In a small mixing bowl, combine chia seeds and milk; stir well. Allow seeds to soak for approximately 10 minutes so that they can fully absorb the milk.
While your chia seeds are soaking, prep the rest of your smoothie. Combine red raspberries, chilled green tea, protein powder, and Maca powder in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
In a large glass or bowl [or Mason jar like I used], begin to layer your smoothie. You can layer however you fancy!


"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

Whether you love him or loathe him, I found this quote from our current president to be quite powerful. On the days where I find myself filled with fear, overcome with doubt, asking myself the what if's, this quote centers me.

Sometimes we just need gentle reminders to eliminate the coulda, woulda, shoulda's that swirl around our heads and worry our hearts. Whether you're on a path to weight loss, changing careers, starting a business, or bringing about world peace, change starts with you.

And in the name of change, I decided to change up my usual morning smoothie routine with this patriotic salute to our founding fathers. This recipe welcomes all things change and freedom; maybe you prefer strawberries over raspberries, maybe you want to throw a banana in there or top with pomegranate seeds. This layered smoothie is your oyster, your ticket to freedom, to make according to your loves, hates, cravings, and of course, food allergies.


1 smoothie


Monday, February 17, 2014 - 5:35pm


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