Blend up a batch of these Fiber Smoothie Cubes to keep on hand for a quick and easy meal replacement smoothie that is full of fiber and protein to keep you fuller, longer and keep your digestive tract humming along.
Place 2 cups almond milk and chia seeds in a bowl and stir well. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
Pour chia gel into a blender jar. Add the other ingredients. Puree until smooth. Add a little more liquid, if needed, for easier blending. The mixture will be very thick with a pudding-like texture.
Transfer the mixture to two standard, 16-well ice cube trays. It's okay if the mixture overflows the wells a bit, as long as it doesn't go over the sides of the trays themselves.
Place trays in freezer and freeze overnight, or until completely solid. Pop the cubes out of the trays and place in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Store in freezer for up to 2 weeks, or a little longer if using a deep freezer.
To use, add 1 cup liquid and 2 cups your choice of leafy greens to a blender, add 4 protein + fiber cubes. Blend until smooth. If not sweet enough, add part of or one whole ripe banana, or a little maple syrup, to taste.
Dates can be replaced with pure maple syrup or honey, to taste, if desired. Or use 2 medium bananas as a substitute for the 8 dates.