- Calories: 160
- Protein: 3 g
- Total Fat: 6 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 5.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 26 g
- Dietary Fiber: 6 g
- Total Sugar: 13 g
- Natural Sugar: 13 g
- Added Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 130 mg
I’m crazy for this kiwi concoction. It’s got a sweet and tangy flavor, a fun and vibrant green color, and comes packed with potassium and fiber to nurture your heart. To magically convert this beverage into a creamy pudding, just add chia seeds right into the blender and stash in the fridge for a few hours to gel. As the tiny seedlings absorb liquid, they expand to about 10 times their size and create a pudding-like consistency. You can enjoy the pudding straight up, or layer it with granola and sliced kiwi for a scrumptious morning meal parfait.
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- • 2 large kiwi, diced (about 2/3 cup)
- • ½ cup loosely packed spinach
- • ¼ cup fresh mint (about 12 leaves)
- • ¼ avocado
- • 1 frozen ripe banana (or 1 regular banana + 3 to 5 ice cubes)
- • 1¼ cups almond milk
- • Juice of ¼ lime
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth and thick.
To make a Chia Pudding Parfait: add 6 tablespoons of chia seeds to the smoothie recipe while blending. Then, pour into a bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight, to allow enough time for the chia seeds to gel and transform the smoothie into a thickened pudding consistency.
Place the chia pudding in 2 glasses and layer with granola and sliced kiwi.
Nutrition provided for one 1-cup smoothie.
Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D