Creamy Blueberry Shake (Frank Giglio)
1½ cups shredded coconut
½ cup frozen blueberries
2 dates (for a lower-glycaemic shake, use stevia, to taste)
¼ cup almond butter
1 tablespoon chia seed gel(see below)
Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy (about 45 seconds).
To Make Chia Gel: Soak ¼ cup chia seeds in 1 cup water.
Chia soaks up a lot of water so if the gel becomes too thick, simply add additional water. Soaked chia is easier to digest and blends more smoothly than un-soaked seeds. The gel will keep for a week in the fridge.