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Cherry Banana Chia Smoothie

    This black cherry smoothie recipe is made with banana, flax seed and chia seeds to create an energy-packed breakfast on-the-go!

    Cherry Banana Chia Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

    Smoothies are my favorite way to start the day, all year round. I don’t discriminate either – I love chocolate smoothies, green smoothies, layered smoothies – you name it!

    Bananas and Cherries in Blender

    Recently I paired two of my favorite fruits: sweet black cherries and bananas. Of course, cherry season only lasts a few weeks here in Michigan so I always keep my freezer stocked with frozen, pitted cherries.

    Liz Making Smoothie

    In fact, we keep all sorts of frozen fruit on hand including strawberries to stir into muffin batter, blueberries for buckwheat pancakes and peaches for my famous Overnight Peach French Toast Bake.

    Chia Cherry Banana Smoothie Recipe

    This thick and creamy smoothie is made with plain Greek yogurt, ripe banana, flax seed meal and fresh ginger.

    Cherry Banana Smoothie Recipe with Chia Seeds

    Before serving, I sprinkle each glass with chia seeds to add a crunchy texture to each sip. You’re welcome to blend them in with the rest of the ingredients as well.

    Your straw is waiting.

    Cherry Banana Chia Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

    Banana Cherry Smoothie with Chia Seeds

    5 stars
    This black cherry smoothie recipe is made with banana, flax seed and chia seeds to create an energy-packed breakfast on-the-go!
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
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    Servings: 2

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 ripe banana
    • 1 cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
    • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
    • 4 inches ginger root (thinly sliced)
    • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
    • ice to thicken
    • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

    Instructions
     

    • Place banana, cherries, yogurt, ginger and flax seed meal in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Add ice to reach desired thickness then pour smoothie into two glasses. Stir in one tablespoon chia seeds to each glass before serving. 

    Notes

    I prefer to sprinkle the chia seeds whole on top of the smoothie and stir it in as I drink it but you’re welcome to blend it in with the other ingredients.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1glassCalories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 24gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 599mgFiber: 7gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 5.5mgCalcium: 323mgIron: 1.7mg
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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. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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