{Today’s Lunchbox} Chia Experiment

by Valerie on February 4, 2011 · 3 comments

I swear there are greens in here lunchbox

Today’s lunchbox consists of a lunch and two snacks:

  • Roasted sweet potato and leftover kale stir-fry from Vegetarian Times
  • Raspberry collards smoothie
  • Raspberry-ish chia pudding

I was feeling daring so made a smoothie with unsweetened almond milk, raspberries, collards and vanilla protein powder.  I was not that daring, as I only used a handful of collards rather than my usual several handfuls of greens.  Since I was just trying a new flavor profile (I have done raspberry with kale and/or spinach before, but never collards), I did not measure the smoothie or plan to make two 16oz smoothies.  Instead I just ended up with a 16oz smoothie and some leftovers.  Assessing my lunch, I realized it was lower on proteins and fat than I would like, so I decided to pour the leftover smoothie over a 1/4 cup of chia seeds and see how this pudding variation works.  Fortunately, a quick taste test after taking the picture indicated that while a little different, it was not a bad idea.  I am definitely going to repeat the experiment again.


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 zazazu February 4, 2011 at 4:51 pm

LOVE chia seeds!!!


2 Cheryl February 4, 2011 at 10:10 pm

raspberry collards? My brain can't wrap around that one, I may just have to try it!


3 missmarc February 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm

my sister just made some handmade sushi with nori wraps and rice, but we sprinkled chia seeds on the rice and it was so good! I love to put them in a mashed advacado with lime juice


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