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Vegan Green Smoothie with Chia Seeds

Chia Green Smoothie
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Everybody loves a great vegan green smoothie. They’re full of things like antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, and of course, they taste amazing.

And that’s before we talk about add-ins, whether they’re for flavor or for an extra boost of nutrients. Chia seeds are my favorite thing to add to a green smoothie. And for good reason!

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds in a spoon and in a jar

Chia seeds are an excellent add-in for smoothies. They pack a protein punch, they’re full of antioxidants and are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Chia seeds also contain vitamins A, B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), C (ascorbic acid), E, choline, and Folate (folic acid). Chia also contains vitamins B3, B5, B6, B15, B17, D, K, inositol, and PABA.

The main Minerals are Boron, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium, strontium, sulfur, and zinc. It also has amylose and plenty of electrolytes. And they also contain 18 of the 22 amino acids, including all nine essential amino acids. You can literally never have too much chia.

This recipe and photo below are from Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood*by Wayne Coates, PhD. Used with permission.

Chia Green Smoothie

Chia Green Super Smoothie

Green smoothies are a great way to get a bold dose of veggies, fiber, and nutrients in a healthy, convenient, low‐calorie way.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Raw / healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: green smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • cups pear juice coconut water, water, or a mixture
  • 3 romaine lettuce or kale leaves
  • 1 small cucumber peeled
  • 1 to 2 parsley sprigs


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and liquefy using the most powerful setting. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into 1 to 2 glasses and enjoy immediately.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 1610mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 4209IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 4mg

This article was first published on October 5, 2001. It has since been updated.

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