Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

This naturally sweet, protein-packed banana raspberry chia smoothie is perfect for busy mornings or sipping on-the-go.

Banana raspberry chia smoothies.


Smoothies are one of the easiest and fastest ways of ensuring your body gets all of the nutrients it needs to start the day. And as your resident smoothie queen, I’ve brought you another variation to try! As you’ve probably noticed, I rarely make the same smoothie twice in a row. That’s what’s great about smoothies – you can mix it up based on what you have on hand, what’s in season, and what you need to use up. My Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothie keeps me full all morning long, as uses up those frozen berries from the summer!

Ingredients

  • Banana: My favorite way to naturally sweeten my smoothies is with a nice, ripe banana!
  • Raspberries: Use fresh or frozen to add color and sweet, tart flavor to your smoothie.
  • Greek yogurt: While you can use plain non-Greek yogurt, I prefer to use Greek as it’s higher in protein.
  • Chia seeds: Full of fiber and antioxidants, they add very little flavor but a lot of nutritional value.
  • Protein powder: Protein is what helps to keep you full and energized, so I like to pack my smoothies with my favorite protein powder to keep me going all morning long.
  • Cinnamon: Adds a bit of warmth and sweetness to the smoothie.
  • Nutmeg: Paired with the cinnamon, it’s warm and nutty flavor adds variety.

How to Make Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothies

Adding banana to blender

Start your banana raspberry chia smoothie by peeling your banana and adding it to your blender.

Adding raspberries to blender

Then add either your fresh or frozen raspberries. You could also try using a different kind of berry, like blueberry or strawberry!

Adding greek yogurt to blender

Next add your yogurt to the blender.

Adding protein powder to smoothie

And sprinkle in your favorite protein powder.

Adding chia seeds to blender

Then add in the chia seeds.

Adding cinnamon to blender

And sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg before adding water.

Blending smoothie

Then blend away until smooth, adding more water or ice to get your desired consistency.

Picking up a banana raspberry chia smoothie.

When finished, pour into glasses and serve, topped with fresh fruit and more chia seeds. Then enjoy your banana raspberry chia smoothie!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you put raw chia seeds in a smoothie?

Yep! No need to do anything to the seeds beforehand.

Are chia seeds better blended or soaked?

Chia seeds are chalk full of nutrition whether they are blended into a smoothie, soaked first, or just eaten raw.

Can I prepare my smoothie ahead of time?

Yes, and making freezer smoothie bags are one of the ways I cut-down time in the morning.

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Banana raspberry chia smoothie

Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothie

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This naturally sweet, protein-packed banana raspberry chia smoothie is perfect for busy mornings or sipping on-the-go.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings1

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients except for the ice in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth.
  • Add a handful or two of ice and pulse again until smooth.
  • Pour in a glass and enjoy.

Notes

Depending on personal preference, add more or less ice to taste. For a thicker smoothie, add more ice. If you’re using a frozen banana or frozen berries, you may need less ice.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 34.1gProtein: 24.3gFat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 66mgFiber: 11.1gSugar: 14.4g

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36 responses to “Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothie”

  1. Jocky Avatar
    Jocky

    Oh, chia seeds are so good for you! Love that they made it in this delicious recipe! Thanks for your recipe ^^

  2. Anna Avatar
    Anna

    Great pics. Just pinned this for kids smoothie recipes. Looks great. – Anna

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Anna!

  3. Erika Avatar
    Erika

    How did you get your smoothie to have such a beautiful color? Mine turned out to be a light pink. Sure tasted good, but I wanted that pretty color! The only change I made was subbing water for almond milk. My fruit was frozen. Thanks! :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Hi Erica – I use Michigan grown raspberries which are tiny and really dark red. They’re so sweet and delicious! How did it taste?

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust Avatar
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I’m so boring, I eat the same one every day! I need to switch it up…with this…and remember to freeze rotting fruit. I always forget until it’s too late!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I swear my kids eat the fruit so quickly we never have any leftover!!

  5. Nutmeg Nanny Avatar
    Nutmeg Nanny

    This sounds yummy! I love greek yogurt in my smoothies :)

  6. Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent Avatar
    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent

    Oh… I want to fast forward to our nice Michigan summers… so that I can shop for good fresh fruits and vegetables.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You and me both!! I’m so over winter!

  7. Sophia @ NY Foodgasm Avatar
    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

    Oh my gosh Liz this looks sooooo beautiful, LOVE the color, it’s my fave and I love all the great nutrients in this! Wonderful, beautiful and healthy!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Sophia!!!! I hope you try it!

  8. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures Avatar
    Laura @ Laura’s Culinary Adventures

    What a beautiful color!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Laura!!

  9. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    I think I need to start slurping my breakfasts! And I am going to start with this radical smoothie!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Please do and then we can have tots for lunch. <3

  10. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    I am definitely a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast but I love mixing up other meals. This would make an awesome pre-workout snack!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes it would!!! So much protein!

  11. Gaby Avatar
    Gaby

    I love smoothies for breakfast and the raspberries make it extra delicious!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks Gaby! Is it raspberry season yet in Cali? :)

  12. Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs Avatar
    Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs

    Oh, chia seeds are so good for you! Love that they made it in this delicious recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I love them and try to add them as much as possible!

  13. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps Avatar
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    Such a vibrant color! I’m sooo boring and do the same, frozen blueberry, almond milk and protein powder shake every single time. I need to branch out!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You know I don’t blame you – go with what works!!

  14. Terri/LoveandConfections Avatar
    Terri/LoveandConfections

    What protein powder do you use?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I love BioChem Whey in either Vanilla or Chocolate. Thanks for reminding me – I need to order more!

  15. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe Avatar
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    For some reason, I have not been adding chia seeds to my smoothies. Must change that!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So much protein and nutrients – highly recommend!

  16. annie @ chase that i love Avatar
    annie @ chase that i love

    So pretty! I love that bright color (and flavor) that raspberries give everything.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I agree Annie!! It’s unbeatable.

  17. Megan / Country Cleaver Avatar
    Megan / Country Cleaver

    I’m with you, I can’t eat the same thing two days in arow -Ben can eat the same cereal every day of his life and be happy!

    This is gorgeous and so colorful!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That literally sounds like my husband!!!

  18. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel Avatar
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    Such a gorgeous color! I bet it tastes amazing :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks Rachel – it was so good!! And I left out spinach. ;)

  19. Linz @ Itz Linz Avatar
    Linz @ Itz Linz

    YUM! this looks awesome!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks so much Linz!

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