This fruity chia seed smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats! Although it has no added sugar, it still tastes like a sweet treat!

blueberry smoothie

Since Alex and I are on this no-added-sugar kick, fruit has been the only source of sweetness we’ve really had. That probably sounds a little sad but it’s actually been way easier than I thought. The other benefit? Fruits naturally taste sweeter than they did before!

So while we haven’t been eating many “sweets”, the things we are eating are sweeter than ever! So when a craving does hit me, I usually reach for some berries. They’re perfect for a smoothie because it’s easy to keep a bag of berries in the freezer and they’re still a low-sugar fruit. I’m giving up Sweet Frog… but I’m still enjoying fruity treats like this smoothie!

What are Chia Seeds

Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in the mint family. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, aka the “good” fats. Chia seeds are also a great source of fiber at 10 grams per ounce. They contain protein as well as iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc. It’s a great way to add a nutritional boost to a smoothie.

Ingredients

  • Milk– I used unsweetened almond milk but you can use dairy milk or soymilk.
  • Yogurt– I used plain Greek yogurt but if you want a sweeter taste, you can use vanilla yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt.
  • Frozen Berries– I used mixed berries that included blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.
  • IceThis is optional but it helps create a super thick smoothie!
  • Chia seeds- I love adding chia seeds to smoothies because they add protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
  • Toppings– I liked using chia seeds, almonds, and fresh raspberries for a tasty topping.

How to Make a Thick Smoothie

To make a thick smoothie, be sure to use frozen fruit, ice, and just a little bit of liquid. You may need to stop the blender and stir frequently to keep things moving. For more spoonable smoothie tips, check out this post on how to make a super thick smoothie.

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blueberry smoothie

Fruity Chia Smoothie

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This fruity chia seed smoothie is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats! Although it has no added sugar, it still tastes like a sweet treat!


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (mine were blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cherries)
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Fresh berries and almonds for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the almond milk, yogurt, berries, and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with chia seeds, fresh fruit, and almonds.

Keywords: chia seed smoothie

I’ve been known to eat this for breakfast… or dessert. It seriously tastes like a fruity sorbet! I think we’re going to start eating more fruits this week, but we’re still avoiding added sugars.

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What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?