This naturally sweet, protein-packed banana raspberry chia smoothie is perfect for busy mornings or sipping on-the-go.
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!
- 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
Start your banana raspberry chia smoothie by peeling your banana and adding it to your blender.
Then add either your fresh or frozen raspberries. You could also try using a different kind of berry, like blueberry or strawberry!
Next add your yogurt to the blender.
And sprinkle in your favorite protein powder.
Then add in the chia seeds.
And sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg before adding water.
Then blend away until smooth, adding more water or ice to get your desired consistency.
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
- 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
- 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.
36 thoughts on “Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothie”
Oh, chia seeds are so good for you! Love that they made it in this delicious recipe! Thanks for your recipe ^^
Great pics. Just pinned this for kids smoothie recipes. Looks great. – Anna
Thank you Anna!
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! :)
Hi Erica – I use Michigan grown raspberries which are tiny and really dark red. They’re so sweet and delicious! How did it taste?
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!
I swear my kids eat the fruit so quickly we never have any leftover!!
This sounds yummy! I love greek yogurt in my smoothies :)
Oh… I want to fast forward to our nice Michigan summers… so that I can shop for good fresh fruits and vegetables.
You and me both!! I’m so over winter!
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!
Thank you so much Sophia!!!! I hope you try it!
What a beautiful color!
Thank you so much Laura!!
I think I need to start slurping my breakfasts! And I am going to start with this radical smoothie!
Please do and then we can have tots for lunch. <3
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!
Yes it would!!! So much protein!
I love smoothies for breakfast and the raspberries make it extra delicious!
Thanks Gaby! Is it raspberry season yet in Cali? :)
Oh, chia seeds are so good for you! Love that they made it in this delicious recipe!
I love them and try to add them as much as possible!
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!
You know I don’t blame you – go with what works!!
What protein powder do you use?
I love BioChem Whey in either Vanilla or Chocolate. Thanks for reminding me – I need to order more!
For some reason, I have not been adding chia seeds to my smoothies. Must change that!
So much protein and nutrients – highly recommend!
So pretty! I love that bright color (and flavor) that raspberries give everything.
I agree Annie!! It’s unbeatable.
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!!
That literally sounds like my husband!!!
Such a gorgeous color! I bet it tastes amazing :)
Thanks Rachel – it was so good!! And I left out spinach. ;)
YUM! this looks awesome!!
Thanks so much Linz!