Coffee Chia Smoothie

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Coffee Chia Smoothie

Coffee Chia Smoothie

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This smoothie gives you a great boost for the day.

You probably weren’t expecting to see coffee on the menu, but a small amount of coffee is quite good for us.

The rule of thumb is for healthy coffee drinking is:

  • it must be freshly ground
  • it must be drunk before 12pm
  • it must be good quality
  • and only 1 shot per day

Enjoying your coffee with vitamin E rich almond milk and omega 3 charged chia seeds makes this smoothie rather super.

You can make it in advance and sip it on your journey to work.

The chia seeds swell up giving this drink a lovely texture and the coffee and almond milk mix give it a nice creamy finish. I just know you’re going to love it.


Serves 1 Ready in 11 minutes Good For ,

Directions

  1. Place everything except the seeds in the blender and blend. Pour into a glass then stir in the chia seeds vigorously.
  2. Let this mix sit for 10 minutes stirring every few minutes.
  3. Add some ice and sip it back!
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17 comments

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  • Lucy

    Hi Madeleine, love your recipes! I wanted to ask if you have ever added cacao powder to this recipe? x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      I haven’t to this specific recipe but you totally could and make like a mocha type drink – yum! xx

  • Nichole

    Mmm, this looks amazing! You should try my Maca Protein Shake :)

  • Millie

    Hi! Any suggestions for making this the night before?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Yep just make the night before and keep in the fridge x

  • Lauren M

    This is my new fav! Thanks Madeleine for the recipes, so refreshing to find recipes that are healthy for your body without it being about weight. Love what you are doing x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Thank you, I’m so pleased to hear you love this, it’s one of my favourites if I feel like a coffee x

  • Vasudha

    What all do we add in one shot of coffee?

  • Elouise

    Hey! I am going to try this smoothie out as I love coffee but milk/soy milk doesn’t agree with me :( I just wondered what sort of coffee you used when you made this? Thanks :) xx

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Any coffee is fine, if you have an espresso machine that would be perfect, if not instant is fine too x

  • http://www.AmbitiouslyHealthy.com Elise Holland

    Love this! It looks so deliciously indulgent, and I can’t wait to try it :)
    Another great, indulgent smoothie recipe can be found right here – http://www.ambitiouslyhealthy.com/2015/05/rich-chocolate-hidden-greens-smoothie.html

  • Charlotte

    OMG this is the best smoothie I ever tasted!!!!!!
    Madeleine will your cooking book also be in dutch??
    X Charlotte

  • Lucy Chaumet

    Hi I love smoothies but sadly hate bananas what is a good
    Substitute especially for this coffee
    Smoothie?

    • Aija Parlagreko

      yes, i have the same question – not big banana person – what could we substitute it with?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Hello gorgeous you could add half an avocado for some creaminess or just leave it out xx

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