Raspberry Chia Smoothie
We all have those mornings when it is next to impossible to eat a good breakfast……..ah yeah ……like every morning.
A grab and go breakfast is on just about everyones list. So, if you are gonna grab and go…….grab tasty and nutritious when you go……Raspberry Chia Smoothie!!!!
Tim and I have these almost every work day morning as we are running out the door. They are easy to prepare and extra healthy with the chia seeds.
So, you know whats next……a lesson……CHIA SEEDS……Chia is an edible seed that comes from a desert plant……..not a fuzzy hair growing Christmas gift that nobody wants………….Nutty-tasting whole-grain chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, and they have among the highest antioxidant activity of any whole food….. even more than fresh blueberries. Another advantage of chia seeds being so rich in antioxidants is the seeds won’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. And they do good stuff for the body, like keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control.
The chia seeds you get in a Chia Pet have not been approved as food by the FDA, so get yours from a health food store, grocery store or order online.
As always, if you have any health concerns or take medications it’s best to consult your Doctor before adding Chia Seeds to you daily regime. OK lesson over 🙂
Now, for the really good part…….the smoothie tastes like a raspberry shake…….no lie! They are cold and thick, with the sweet taste of raspberries and a hint of banana.
Good part number two…….you can use any fruit you like. Raspberries not your thing, use strawberries,blueberries, mango, pineapple, blackberries………
I either buy frozen oragnic fruit or freeze my own. We have it down to an art….so I have yet to try this, but on Pinterest you can find out how to make smoothie packs so all you have to do is throw them in the blender with the almond milk……even easier.
So, if you are looking for that healthy grab and go breakfast with the added nutritional value of the chia seed, make a Raspberry Chia Smoothie before you rush out the door!
- ½cup frozen raspberries
- ½cup almond milk
- ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Place the raspberries, almond milk, yogurt, banana, and chia seeds, in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.