Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie with Chia Seeds
I’ve recently discovered the awesomeness of super food chia seeds and have been experimenting with them (you can check out my Pinterest Yumminess board for some recipes). The evidence seems to point to chia being a super vegan source of Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, and protein. Plus, chia seeds add just a bit of texture without much (any) flavor. So, I thought I’d try them in a smoothie. I made this for my dinner last night, and it was so tasty, I decided to post it here for you!
8oz organic milk
1 container (individual serving) of organic greek yogurt (I used vanilla)
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
1/2 cup of frozen peaches
1 Tbs of chia seeds
1 Tbs of ground flax seed
1 Tbs of raw honey
1 tsp of vanilla extract (if you used plain yogurt)
Put all of the ingredients in your favorite blender. Blend & drink!
Note: I did not use ice because I had frozen fruit on hand. If you use fresh fruit, I’d recommend adding a bit of ice if you like your smoothies cold! This made around 20oz of smoothie, so my kids split the extra – it was very smooth, creamy, and fruity-sweet. Delicious!
Another note: Next time I’ll add some spinach or kale for a vitamin boost!
Final note: I made this with milk & dairy-based yogurt. I’m sure coconut milk & coconut milk-based yogurt would work as well – and make it vegan!