Who couldn’t use a little more calm in their life? I know I sure could! This magnesium-rich chocolate chia smoothie features Natural Calm, chia seeds and raw cacao powder for a delicious boost in the important mineral. Magnesium is a key mineral for health and wellbeing yet many people are magnesium-deficient. This chocolate chia smoothie is a delicious way to ensure you’re getting all the magnesium you need to be at your best.

Free Calmful Balance Guide from Natural Calm

I’ve always been an advocate for living a healthy, balanced lifestyle and I know it’s important to you too. I think the key to a long and healthy life is finding that balance between what’s truly good for your health, and what really makes you happy.

The Calmful Balance eGuide describes true balance as:

“a calmful place—a non-stressed and positive approach to life and living that includes clarity, focus and personal energy management.”

I couldn’t agree more. The guide focuses on creating a life in healthy balance, just what Running on Real Food is all about!

Magnesium-Rich Chocolate Chia Smoothie

Welcome Balance in your Life

With the Calmful Balance eGuide, you can get ready to say goodbye to extremes and welcome balance in to your life. We’re talking about putting perfection on the back burner and instead, cooking up a life with more fun, greater ease and less stress. Sounds pretty good to me, don’t ya think?

The Calmful Balance eGuide contains:

  • tips and reflections for bringing balance into your life
  • tips on reducing stress
  • 5 free recipes
  • Feng Shui tips and reducing clutter in your own
  • inspiration ideas to realistically add more balance to your life

I especially love the section on Feng Shui and reducing clutter in your home. I find that keeping clutter to a minimum in my home helps me feel more productive, focused and balanced, plus a clutter-free home is much easier to keep clean and I know we can all use that!

Magnesium-Rich Chocolate Chia Smoothie

Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement

One of the products I use to create daily calm in my life, is Natural Calm by Natural Vitality. I am absolutely in love with this product and it’s become a key part of my evening routine. Natural Calm is a relaxing magnesium supplement that comes in a variety of flavours and helps to restore healthy magnesium levels in the body.

I enjoy Natural Calm every evening before bed, I’ve been loving the Raspberry Lemon and Cherry flavours but the Orange, Natural and Lemon flavours are all good too. I mix 2 tsp into a large glass of water and sip during the evenings as I wind down for the day.

Why We Need Magnesium

Did you know that magnesium in a pivotal nutrient in over 325 enzyme reactions it the body? More importantly, studies report showing that 80% of American men and 70% of women don’t get the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium from their diets and whatever supplements they are taking.

Magnesium has been called the “stress mineral” because the body uses a lot of it to handle physical, chemical and mental stress, this makes it a particularly important mineral to help athletes perform at their best. One case study that demonstrated the benefits of magnesium showed results ranging from improved concentration, increased energy after 6:30pm, improved quality of sleep, better skin, reduced carbohydrate and sugar cravings and other noticeable improvements.

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include anxiety, asthma, blood clots, heart disease, insomnia, fatigue, depression, kidney tones, hypertension, tooth decay and by supplementing with magnesium we can begin to address these serious conditions.

Magnesium-Rich Chocolate Chia Smoothie

Magnesium-Rich Chocolate Chia Smoothie

I decided to share the Chocolate Chia Smoothie on the blog today because:

  1. I love chia seeds and they’re great source of omega- 3’s, fiber and magnesium, and
  2. it’s chocolate and I think balanced living means never saying no to something chocolate!

This magnesium-rich smoothie gets it’s magnesium from 3 nutritious sources: Natural Calm, raw cacao powder and chia seeds. It’s rich, chocolatey, thick, creamy and perfectly sweet thanks to the frozen banana.

To make this recipe extra creamy and delicious, make sure you use frozen banana then add a nut butter of your choice. Peanut, almond or cashew butter would all be excellent choices!


Chocolate Chia Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x



  1. Mix chia seeds with milk and Natural Calm.
  2. Let sit for 10 – 15 minutes to allow the chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid.
  3. Add the chia mixture to a blender, along with the cocoa powder, frozen banana, and nut butter (if using).
  4. Blend until smooth.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to extremes and welcome in balance:
>> Download your FREE copy of Calmful Balance here. <<

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Natural Vitality. Opinions are all my own.