This Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie is packed with protein and the seeds add crunchy texture to this fresh and tasty smoothie.
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.
- 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
Start your smoothie by adding your berries to your blender.
Next add the plain Greek yogurt.
Then add the banana.
And your freshly chopped ginger.
Sprinkle in the chia seeds.
Followed by the cinnamon.
And finish her off with the milk of your choice.
Add some ice (if using frozen fruit, you won’t need much), and blend away until smooth.
Once you’ve reached your desired consistency, pour into glasses and serve.
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.
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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 Smoothie
- Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.