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Skinny Banana Breakfast Shake with Almond Milk and Chia

This shake has two super food - Almond Milk and Chia Seeds. Chia Seeds certainly has created lot of vibe in past few years. But I also consider almond milk a super food. Almond milk is made with ground almonds and is a great substitute for dairy milk. Yes, its is Vegan and so is this shake.

Whats better than a vegan, healthy and nutritious shake for breakfast? 

I don't just like almond milk as dairy substitute! It has good nutrient value, a delicious silky taste and far less calories than regular milk. Since its not an animal product, there are no hormones used as well.

Skinny Banana Shake with Almond Milk and Chia Seeds

It is important that you buy almond milk unsweetened (organic highly recommended) or make it at home. I know making almond milk at home will be a bit of work. But once you taste the one made at home, you will not spend money on store bought cartons. Also, homemade almond milk will have NO preservatives or artificial sweeteners.

Follow three simple steps to make almond milk at home. Soak 1 cup almonds in distilled water overnight. In the morning, grind almonds with purified water in a blender. Strain the mix using double-lined muslin cloth (or cheese cloth). I often re-grind the almond meal left after straining with cup of water to extract all flavor possible. But this it totally up to you. 

Homemade almond milk will stay good in refrigerator for 3-4 days. So if you look at it now, you can make fresh milk over the weekend and then use it for at-least 3 days in a week. Isn't it lucrative? Are you going to try it this weekend? And, I promise I will post about making almond milk at home with steps pictures next time I make it.

Other than Calcium, both almond milk and banana are high source of potassium. Also, almond milk has less protein than regular diary milk. Great news for folks with animal protein allergies!! Almond milk digest relatively fast!!

Skinny Banana Shake with Almond Milk and Chia Seeds

You know I am big fan of Chia Seeds. This time when I bought Chia Seeds, I further researched about its benefits. I was amazed to find that Chia Seeds also have anti-inflammatory proprieties. The vital fats in chia seeds help heel the inflammations. Well, this gives me another reason to have'em more in my diet.

If you wonder how to include'em in your daily diet. Just add chia seeds in plain water and sip it whole day. This will not only keep you relatively full but will also help you get omega-3s.

Today, I combined two of my delicious and healthy finds - almond milk and chia seeds with banana to make this nutritious and keep-full-longer breakfast shake. My skinny way to eat good breakfast with lot of nutrients. 

Hope you will like it too!! And do try making almond milk at home. Go get some chia seeds, banana and make this skinny shake for breakfast tomorrow!

Skinny Banana Shake with Almond Milk and Chia Seeds

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Skinny Banana Breakfast Shake with Almond Milk and Chia

Skinny Banana Breakfast Shake with Almond Milk and Chia
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 4 to 5 Cups Serves 3
Smart Swap Replace banana with raw cocoa powder to make superfood choco milk shake

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds  (soaked in 1/2 cup almond milk for 20 minutes.)
  • 2 Banana  
  • 1 tbsp Honey  (raw honey, optional)
  • 3 Cup Almond Milk  (unsweetened, plus 1/2 cup for soaking chia seeds)

Directions

  • 1. Soak chia seeds in almond milk and leave aside for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, stir well to loose the seeds sticking together. In a blender jar, add peeled ripe banana, honey and 3 cup almond milk. Blend until smooth and there are no lumps of banana. Add chia seeds with soaking almond milk and pulse once again to mix. Pour in glasses and enjoy healthy breakfast shake.

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