I know that blueberries are absolutely amazing (masses of antioxidants, help reduce blood glucose levels and may even help to ward off Alzheimers and dementia).
So I thought if I teamed them with my other favourite superfood chia seeds (bucketloads of Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals) I would be on to a nutrition-packed winner.
It might even taste good too!
Start out by soaking about 3 tablespoons chia seeds in a jar with about 1/4 cup water. After about 20 minutes, this will turn to a gel. Use what you need for the recipe below and store the rest in the fridge. Add to smoothies or just eat a spoonful now and again, it’s perfectly pleasant and one of the nicest ways of getting Omega 3s into your diet.
makes enough for 1 serve
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (you could use water)
1/4 cup blueberries
small handful of fresh greens – I used the baby leaves of spinach and silver beet (chard)
1 heaped tablespoon soaked chia seed gel
Blitz thoroughly in a blender.
It was delicious, by the way.