Prana Introduces New ProactivCHIA with Acidophilus

Smoothie made with Prana ProactivCHIA
Smoothie made with Prana ProactivCHIA

If you haven’t heard of chia seeds, I have to hand it to you for tuning out information about this hugely popular food trend. Chia seeds have bumped off the competition to become one of the western world’s most prized superfoods. Prana recently introduced their new chia seed product, ProactivCHIA. I received a sample of Prana’s ProactivCHIA to review.

Prana ProactivCHIA
Prana ProactivCHIA

Why Is ProactivCHIA Good For You?

Chia Seeds are a rich source of B vitamins Thiamine, Niacin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus and Zinc. Chia seeds are also a good source of Riboflavin and Folate. Prana’s ProactivCHIA contains all of those vitamins and minerals, along with the probiotic, lactobacillus acidophilus. Lactobacillus acidophilus is the good bacteria, which helps keep your gut healthy.

To be honest, ProactivCHIA looks the same as the chia seeds I buy at The Big Carrot. I could not tell the difference between the two. But knowing that ProactivCHIA contains lactobacillus acidophilus is a bonus since I have taken probiotivcs supplements in the past and know how beneficial probiotics are.

Prana’s ProactivCHIA have a mild taste so it’s easy to add them to foods. The only distinguishing factor is its texture. I added ProactivCHIA to salads, on top of pizza, and to smoothies and it’s barely noticeable. It’s a great way to get your omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and probiotics all packed into those little seeds.

I will definitely add Prana’s ProactivCHIA to my meals since it’s an easy way to increase nutrients and probiotics in one’s diet. Have a look at some of our recipes using Prana ProactivCHIA:


Pudding made with Prana ProactivCHIA
Overnight Oatmeal made with Prana ProactivCHIA












ProactivCHIA Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes + soak all night.  Makes 4 servings

• 2/3 cup rolled oats
• 1/4 cup pecans
• 1 tbsp nut butter (almond, hazelnut or walnut)
• 1/4 cup frozen or fresh wild blueberries
• 1 tsp ProactivCHIA
• 1/2 tbsp lucuma powder(optional)
• 2/3 cup almond milk
• 1 tbsp maple syrup

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl except the almond milk and maple syrup. Divide the mixture evenly between four Mason jars. Pour the milk and maple syrup on top, close the container and shake to mix everything together. Place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add fresh seasonal fruit.


Smoothie made with Prana ProactivCHIA
Smoothie made with Prana ProactivCHIA












Wholesome ProactivCHIA Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Prep time : 15 minutes + soak all night. Makes 1 serving.

Ingredients for the ProactivCHIA pudding

• 1 1/2 cup almond milk
• 1 tsp ground vanilla
• 1 tbsp maple syrup
• 4 tbsp ProactivCHIA

Ingredients for the smoothie

• 1 banana
• 1 1/2 cup almond milk
• 1 tbsp blanched almond butter
• 1 Medjool date, pitted
• 1 tbsp cacao powder

Prepare your chia pudding the evening before, by combining all the ingredients for the pudding, in a Mason jar. Shake vigorously. Every 10-15 minutes shake the jar to make sure the seeds don’t stick to the bottom. In the morning, blend all the smoothie ingredients until smooth. Pour the ProactivCHIA a pudding one one side of a bowl, then pour the smoothie mixture on the other side. Garnish with ProactivCHIA, maca powder, Goji berries, almonds, and banana slices. Enjoy your superfood smoothie with a spoon!