Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Blend at very low speed until ingredients are mixed then gradually increase speed to high and blend well for 1 minute. Serve immediately. (If unable to serve immediately, please omit chia or other seeds as gelling will occur and it will be less palatable.)
Options: Add 1–2 scoops protein powder, 1–2 tablespoons nut butter or ground flax or hemp seeds or a combination of these options to add quality protein, healthy fats, and fiber to this smoothie. If using fresh fruit be sure to add ½–1 cup ice to the mixture to desired thickness. Add 1/4-1/2 cup cold brewed green tea for additional antioxidant benefits.
(recipe adapted from the Institute for Functional Medicine)