Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Raspberry Chia Smoothie 2

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 🙂

Raspberry Chia Smoothie 1

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!

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Raspberry Chia Smoothie

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place the raspberries, almond milk, yogurt, banana, and chia seeds, in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

Notes

You can substitute any fruit you like for this recipe.

Raspberry Chia Smoothie Label

 

Raspberry Yogurt Popsicle

Raspberry Yogurt Popsicle

As fall is just about here, I would be remiss to not do one final homage to summer…….Raspberry Yogurt Popsicle.

Raspberries are something both Tim and I love. We have them in smoothies……..look for our recipes coming soon……..almost everyday. These popsicles are like a smoothie on a stick.

This last week was a hot one. But of course, we are back in school and the first week of school is notoriously hot! We were lucky in that over the summer our school district put in a new heating and cooling system, so we are all comfy……..until we step outside……..ugh!

So, I wanted to make something cool but still semi healthy……..haven’t quite made the transition to full on healthy………yet! But, these are only 82 calories each!!!!!

Popsicles have been all the rage this year, lots of flavors, some I’m not quite so sure about…….hmmmm. But anyway, these are just a normal mix of flavors that enhance each other. The creaminess of the yogurt, the sweet yummy raspberry, and just a hint of chocolate!

Raspberry Yogurt Popsicle

 So, if you are craving a semi healthy, cool sweet treat………Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles will hit the spot. You can also try our Chocolate Espresso Bean Popsicle for cool coffee treat!

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Raspberry Yogurt Popsicle

Raspberry Yogurt Popsicle
  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 10

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, blend together the greek yogurt and almond milk. Fold in the raspberries.
  2. Using popsicle molds place 1 teaspoon of the mini chocolate chips into each mold.
  3. Pour yogurt mixture into molds. Top with remaining chocolate chips.
  4. Place in freezer for about 1 hour. Place sticks into the molds and continue to freeze for another 6-8 hours.
  5. To remove the popsicles dip in hot water for a few seconds. Pull on the sticks until the popsicle releases. Do not wiggle the stick or the stick will pop out with out the popsicle.
  6. To enjoy later, wrap each pop in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag.

Raspberry Yogurt Pop Label

Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce

Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce  

Veggie Sandwich

 Ahhh………the sweet smell of Spring. Today was the first day that makes me think we may have turned a corner, and that warmer weather is on the way. Of course, that would be on the last day of my Spring Break……..back to school tomorrow. It never fails that our Spring Break weather leaves much to be desired. But, I take solice in the fact that the school year is almost over, and Summer Break is close at hand.

So in a tribute to Spring………a Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce. Dill always makes me think of Spring……..I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s just fresh, grassy, and green.

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When I worked at the grocery store, the deli made a veggie sandwich that was really good, just  several types of cheese, and a selection of fresh veggies. So this sandwich is a small tribute to that sandwich.

I think all sandwiches need some kind of sauce, wether is is just mayo, or something a little bit more adventurous ……….ya need some sauce!

Dill sauce is the just the right complement for this veggie sandwich. Made with greek yogurt, horseradish mustard, and a healthy dose of dill, it makes this the perfect topper for the veggies. Continue reading “Vegetable Sandwich with Dill Sauce”