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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.

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.

Banana raspberry chia smoothies

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Liz drinking a banana raspberry chia smoothie.

What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? I’d love to hear how you make this your own in the comments!

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Banana raspberry chia smoothie

Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothie

4.80 stars average
This naturally sweet, protein-packed banana raspberry chia smoothie is perfect for busy mornings or sipping on-the-go.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients
 

  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • two handfuls ice – to taste

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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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

36 Comments

  1. 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! :)

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