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Sep
30
2014

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

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This healthy Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake is great any time of the day!

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Is there anything better than a guilt-free delicious shake?  I think not 🙂  I’ve got a great recipe and new cookbook to share with you today that I think you are going to love!

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

I am thrilled to share a new cookbook called The Chia Cookbook by Janie Hoffman.  She is the founder and CEO of Mamma Chia, an organic line of chia-based foods and beverages.  She has been featured in the New York Times, O magazine, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Details, Vogue, Real Simple, Prevention, Glamour, and the Today show.

As you read through the recipes in this book, you’ll see that it’s possible to incorporate chia into everything, and I mean everything—breakfast foods, soups, salads, cocktails, main dishes, desserts.

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

My husband and I have been enjoying chia for the last couple years so I was anxious to try out Janie’s new book!  When we lived in Newport Beach, we had a Whole Foods Market right by our house and we would pick up Mama Chia drinks every time we would grocery shop.  They are my favorite!  I was immediately drawn to this Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake in the Chia Cookbook.  All of my favorite flavors!  It could not be more simple to prepare which is always a plus.

Chia is a powerful little seed with incredible health benefits. In this mouthwatering recipe collection, you’ll learn the secrets of incorporating this ancient superfood into modern meals from breakfast to dinner and happy hour to dessert.

Hope you enjoy this fun and healthy shake!

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint ShakePrep time: 5 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 5 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk or fat free milk at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions

  1. Chill two tall glasses. In a liquid measuring cup or small bowl, stir together the coconut milk beverage and chia seeds and let stand 20 minutes.
  2. Place the coconut-chia gel, cocoa powder, frozen yogurt, honey and peppermint extract in a bleder. Cover and puree until smooth.
  3. Pour into the chilled glasses and serve.

Makes 2 Servings

 


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    Medeja says:

    Sounds very delicious! I need to try it 🙂

  2. 2

    What fun images and I love chia seeds! Pinned 🙂

  3. 3

    Jenny, this sounds so refreshing! I love using chia seeds, but hadn’t ever thought about incorporating them into a shake. Thanks for sharing; we will be making this!

  4. 4

    We love chia smoothies!! And although I add cocoa powder all the time I never add peppermint extract – that needs to change!!

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    I recently jumped on the chia train and am never getting off! What a great cookbook theme, and I love healthy desserts like this. Keeper!

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    It is always a plus when you can combine healthy ingredients with chocolate!

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    Cassie says:

    What a great use for chia. Love the mint too!

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    Mmmm sounds lovely -such a great flavour combination!

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    Karly says:

    Oh, what a fun way to use chia seeds! Love it!

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    Liz says:

    I need to jump on the chia bandwagon…especially if I get to enjoy chocolate mint shakes with a healthy twist!!

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    How do I freeze yogurt so I can use my magic bullet?! Won’t it freeze too solid??

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    What a creative drink! I love it!

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    I adore chia! And the touch of mint sounds super refreshing in this drink.

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    Chia rocks!! I sprinkle it on my oatmeal every morning! But these shakes, forget about it! Love!

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    Regarding the Chia, chocolate, and Mint shake: Is the frozen yogurt, the “ice cream” type, or do you just freeze a cup of vanilla yogurt like you get in the yogurt department?

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