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.