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Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie

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This Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie is packed with protein and the seeds add crunchy texture to this fresh and tasty smoothie.

Berry ginger chia smoothies.

For those who have followed me for a while, you know that my family is a bit smoothie crazy. I start most of my mornings with a fresh, flavorful smoothie. I keep my breakfasts from getting boring by experimenting with different smoothie additives, and two of my favorites are ginger and chia seeds. Packed full of nutritional value and flavor, they inspired this Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie.

Ingredients

  • Berries: To keep things easy, I have a bag of frozen mixed berries in my freezer, but fresh or frozen, use a mix of your favorite. Mine includes raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries.
  • Banana: Acts as a natural sweetener for the smoothie as well as adds nutrients like potassium and vitamin C.
  • Milk: Use whatever milk you have, I use skim milk or almond milk typically.
  • Greek yogurt: I prefer to use Greek yogurt as it’s thicker, higher in protein, and lower in sugar than regular yogurt.
  • Chia seeds: Adds a bit of a crunch, as well as packs in protein, omega 3s, and antioxidants.
  • Fresh ginger: Balances out the fruity flavors, adds a fresh bite, and is great for digestive health.
  • Cinnamon: Adds some warmth and sweetness to the smoothie.

How to Make a Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie

Adding berries to blender

Start your smoothie by adding your berries to your blender.

Adding yogurt to blender

Next add the plain Greek yogurt.

Adding banana to blender

Then add the banana.

Adding ginger to blender

And your freshly chopped ginger.

Adding chia seeds to blender

Sprinkle in the chia seeds.

Adding cinnamon to blender

Followed by the cinnamon.

Adding milk to blender

And finish her off with the milk of your choice.

Blending berry smoothie

Add some ice (if using frozen fruit, you won’t need much), and blend away until smooth.

Pouring smoothies into glass

Once you’ve reached your desired consistency, pour into glasses and serve.

Holding a berry ginger chia smoothie

Top with additional chia seeds or fresh fruit, and enjoy your Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should you soak chia seeds before putting in a smoothie?

Nope! There is no need to soak chia seeds before adding to a smoothie.

Do you put chia seeds in before or after blending?

Both! You can blend chia seeds into your smoothie or add them on top.

Does ginger need to be peeled for smoothies?

Yes, you should peel and cut your ginger into smaller pieces when adding it to a smoothie.

Berry ginger chia smoothies.

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Liz drinking a berry ginger chia smoothie.

If you have extra leafy greens on hand, feel free to toss those in! Either way, I know you’ll enjoy my Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie.

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Berry ginger chia smoothies

Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie

4.85 stars average
This Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie is packed with protein and the seeds add crunchy texture to this fresh and tasty smoothie.
PREP: 5 mins
TOTAL: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup berries ((strawberries blueberries, blackberries, etc.))
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup milk (any kind)
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root (about 1 inch piece)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • handful ice

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 58.4gProtein: 15.4gFat: 8.3gSodium: 225mgFiber: 14.8gSugar: 30g

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61 Comments

  1. Delicious!! And healthy. I just made this and I tried adding a tad more greek yogurt (probably 2 tablespoons full). It resulted in a more smooth and creamy texture. Love it!

  2. Its berries season! I have a strawberry which after years has flowers now and I hope that I can have berries to make some smoothies too! This one looks so lovely especially on a warm day like today =)

  3. I just made this tonight and love it! I left out the chia seeds as they don’t agree with my belly. I added avocado, spinach, and baby cucumber, but these would not affect the taste any. The ginger was so refreshing. I will be making this one all summer.

      1. This looks positively springlike and amazing!!! Is there a way to reduce the caloric content?…As much nutrition as this provides…with the way low-fat ingredients..it seems hard to believe there as many as you list? Is it the chia seeds?…Thanks for any insight!

        1. I would cut the banana in half (freeze the rest) and eliminate the chia seeds to save 100 calories. I will say, however, that people who don’t get enough calories at breakfast usually end up overeating later in the day. I actually prefer to have a breakfast around 350-400 calories so that I don’t over indulge later in the day! But of course that’s just me. Enjoy either way!

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