The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Recipe for basil mango lime smoothie with chia seeds

  • Print

When soaked in water, chia seeds become plumped and gelatinous, with a texture similar to tapioca. And that makes them an ideal addition to smoothies.

In this recipe, the chia seeds give the smoothie a deliciously thick body and a mildly nutty taste that is complemented by the lime juice, basil and mango. But don't limit yourself to our flavours; soaked chia seeds can be added to any smoothie.

___

BASIL MANGO LIME SMOOTHIE WITH CHIA

Start to finish: 1 hour 10 minutes (10 minutes active)

Servings: 4

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons honey

Finely chopped zest of 1/2 lime

4 fresh basil leaves

10-ounce package frozen mango chunks, thawed

2 cups fat-free vanilla yogurt

In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds, water and lime juice. Set aside for 1 hour to let the seeds plump and become gelatinous.

In a blender combine the soaked chia seeds (with the liquid), honey, lime zest, basil, mango and yogurt. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 160 calories; 10 calories from fat (6 per cent of total calories); 1 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 0 mg cholesterol; 33 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 55 mg sodium.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Stuary Murray announces musical RightsFest for CMHR opening weekend

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Winnipeg’s best friend the dragon fly takes a break at English Gardens in Assiniboine Park Wednesday- A dragon fly can eat  food equal to its own weight in 30 minutes-Standup photo- June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Geese take cover in long grass in the Tuxedo Business Park near Route 90 Wednesday- Day 28– June 27, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should Manitoba support the transport of nuclear waste through the province?

View Results

Ads by Google