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The Qi'a "Bumpy Smoothie"

Created by Chef Akasha
Found in: Breakfast, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan, Nut free

Serves: 
1

Add a little "bumpy" to your smoothie! As the Qi'a absorbs liquid, the chia seeds become like little power-packed pearls adding more protein, fibre and omega's to an already great breakfast idea. Try it once & you'll never do "smooth smoothies" again!

Ingredients: 

 

  • 1 cup almond or hemp milk
  • 2 tablespoons Qi’a Original
  • 1 banana, sliced into 1-inch pieces and frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries or blueberries
  • 1 to 2 two teaspoons agave, or to taste

 

Directions: 
  1. Put all of the ingredients into the container of a blender and blend on high until smooth. 

Chef Akasha

Akasha is a self-trained chef and artisan-style baker who has been cater­ing events in Los Angeles and other parts of the coun­try for over twenty years. She began her pro­fes­sional career at the Golden Temple, a now defunct but once pop­u­lar veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant in Los Angeles. It was in this kitchen that Akasha dis­cov­ered her pas­sion for mak­ing deli­cious dishes with good-for-you ingre­di­ents. After the Golden Temple she became Michael Jackson’s per­sonal and con­cert tour chef. AKASHA is her first restau­rant ven­ture, the result of a vision she has had for many years. Her cook­book HOLLYWOOD DISH includes tales of Hollywood’s 100-year pas­sion for organic foods and healthy lifestyles and sto­ries of her favorite cook­ing expe­ri­ences: mak­ing hol­i­day din­ners for Billy Bob Thornton, cater­ing par­ties for Pierce Brosnan, pro­duc­ing events at the Sundance Film Festival, and work­ing as a pri­vate chef for Barbra Streisand. She lends her time and exper­tise to groups such as Share Our Strength, Environmental Media Association, Common Threads and Pediatric Aids. She has appeared on The Food Network (The Best Thing I Ever Ate), Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Planet Green, and nation­wide news programs.