Thursday, March 23, 2017

Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie

I love bananas...they are a great source of potassium but I enjoy them most when the peel is still a bit green and the banana is still a bit underripe. Once they yellow completely, I lose interest. Ripe bananas generally find themselves on the direct express to my freezer for use in banana bread. Not anymore! My Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie is a great recipe to use too-ripe bananas without waste and its as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Although this smoothie is a heavyweight on the calorie-scale, it will not leave you hangry before lunch time rolls around (thanks to that banana, a heaping scoop of chia seeds and greek yogurt). With 17g of fiber and 21g of protein, the Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie should fight off the mid-morning munchies with ease thanks to its powerhouse ingredients. Those chia seeds fly by under the radar, blending in with strawberry seeds but packing a big punch of fiber to keep you full. Not so keen on spinach? Not to fear. Spinach's relatively tame flavor (especially when raw) is easily masked by the stronger flavors of banana and strawberry but adds a swift kick of Vitamin A. All that remains to remind you of spinach is its signature green hue. Bottom's Up!

Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Takes , serves 2.


  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 6 Large Strawberries, Stems Removed
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt - leave this out for a dairy free option, thicken it up by adding some ice
  • 1 handful Spinach
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Plain Unsweetened Almond Milk


  1. Remove stems from strawberries. Roughly chop if necessary for your blender.
  2. Combine all ingredients in your blender cup.
  3. Remove seeds from jalapeno. Finely chop.
  4. Blend and enjoy.

Are you a sucker for a super cold, frozen smoothie? Try peeling and freezing your banana overnight instead of adding ice cubes! This will cool down your smoothie without diluting it.

Looking for a citrus fix? Try my Grapefruit Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie!