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Berry Ginger Chia Smoothie

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


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.


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.


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.


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


  • 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


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


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

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  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 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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