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Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie

Chia seeds are packed in protein and add crunchy texture to this fresh and tasty smoothie.

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my family is a bit smoothie crazy. In fact, every morning I am on a quest to create the best smoothie I’ve ever made – better than the one I drank the day before. My two latest discoveries: add more fresh ginger than you think you’ll need and throw in a spoonful of chia seeds.

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Why ginger? Fresh ginger is not only a natural digestive aid but it also balances out the fruity flavors. The unmistakable bite of fresh ginger is just the thing to wake your taste buds in the morning. And in case you haven’t jumped on the chia bandwagon, they are packed with protein and a whole host of other health benefits. But mostly I just love the added crunch.

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If you have leafy greens on hand, go ahead and throw those in as well! We love baby spinach and fresh parsley. Celery and cucumber are tasty as well.

Your straw is waiting.

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Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie

4.82 stars average
Chia seeds are packed in protein and 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 almond milk (vanilla unsweetened or milk of choice)
  • 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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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.

60 Comments

  1. What a pretty smoothie, Liz! I love your addition of ginger. My kids have a late start for school this morning so I think this will be perfect to wake them up with as a surprise. And I even have some kale to toss in!

    1. Aww I hope they enjoy it!! My 19 mo loves smoothies and it’s such a great way to sneak in lots of fruit and veggies!

    1. I am always blown away at what smoothie/juice places charge. I do understand that healthier ingredients cost more but it’s amazing how much more affordable (and easy) it is to make at home!

  2. What kind of blender do you use? I have a regular one. Everyone with. Vitamix keeps recommending them. I am so tempted. I usually am not a big smoothie person but I don’t like any lumps at all maybe a better blender would work. Hmmm? And I know they have other uses. Love your blog!

    1. I currently have a Blendtec that I love but I have also had a KitchenAid which worked great! I highly recommend the blendtec but I will admit I received one for free so I understand if they are a bit pricey. I will say, you get what you pay for. :-) Thank you so much for the nice words!

  3. We are HUGE chia fans in our house. Im always adding it to smoothies, yogurt, salads, oatmeal etc. My kids love eating it by the spoonful!! Who knew the stuff that made Chia pets grow grass hair back in the day would be so popular and have amazing health benefits?!? This smoothie looks gorgeous!!

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