Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie is a delicious protein-loaded breakfast option that is perfect to start your day. It is easy and quick to make and keeps you full for a long time (vegan, gluten-free).
About Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie
Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie is a delicious and healthy breakfast option that is super easy to make and comes together in under 5 minutes using a few simple ingredients.
This vegan, refined sugar-free and gluten-free beverage is sweet, tangy, and super creamy.
Loaded with antioxidants and fiber, it is a beautiful blend of strawberries, bananas, chia seeds, almond milk, and dairy-free yogurt.
Adding chia seeds improves the texture of the smoothie, makes it more nutritious, adds a subtle nutty flavor, and also keeps you filled for longer.
This refreshing chia seeds smoothie is light yet filling and can also be served as a healthy snack in between meals or whenever hunger strikes.
If you are on a weight loss journey, then this strawberry banana chia seed smoothie should be included in your everyday breakfast.
You can meal prep and store the fruits in a freezer bag so that they come in handy and your smoothie can be ready in a few minutes.
This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
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Strawberries – You can buy fresh strawberries and freeze them to make the smoothie or buy already frozen strawberries.
Check out my post on How To Freeze Strawberries. I usually freeze a big batch in summer when strawberries are in season and are cheaper.
Banana – Banana works as a natural sweetener and also makes the smoothies thick and creamy.
Almond Milk – I like almond milk in my smoothies but you can also use other vegan milk options like soy milk, coconut milk, oats milk, etc.
If vegan is not a constraint, then you can use regular dairy milk too.
Yogurt – This recipe uses dairy-free yogurt! You can use soy yogurt, coconut yogurt, or any other dairy-free yogurt option.
Regular yogurt can also be added instead of dairy-free yogurt if vegan is not a constraint.
Chia Seeds – Loaded with antioxidants, chia seeds are a nutritious addition to your smoothie. They improve the texture and make the smoothie super filling.
If you feel you need a sweetener, then you can add in a little maple syrup or honey (not vegan) or any other sweetener that you prefer.
Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are a good source of fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and minerals such as calcium and manganese.
They have several health benefits, including improved digestion, increased energy levels, and reduced inflammation.
Chia seeds may also help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
They are also a good plant-based source of protein for vegans and vegetarians.
How To Make Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ½ cup dairy-free yogurt
- 1 large banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
- 10-12 frozen strawberries
to a blender and blend until you get a smooth mixture.
Tip – Thaw the frozen fruits for 10 minutes if they are too hard to blend.
Let the smoothie sit for a minute so that the chia seeds can nicely absorb the moisture and expand and get slimy.
Blend the smoothie once again for a few seconds.
Add some more milk if the smoothie looks thick for your liking.
Check for the sweetness and add any sweetener of your choice if you like sweeter smoothies.
Pour it into a glass and top with little more chia seeds. Serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, chia seeds are generally considered safe to eat. They are a good source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and other nutrients.
However, as with any food, it is important to consume chia seeds in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
If you have any food allergies or sensitivities, it is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before adding new foods to your diet.
When eaten in excess, chai seeds are known to cause constipation. So make sure to consume them in moderation.
Yes, you can! Just add the raw chia seeds with other ingredients to the blender and blend them.
Let the smoothie sit for a few minutes so that chia seeds can do their magic, absorb the moisture, get fluffy, and turn slimy.
Blend once again and your smoothie is ready.
It is not necessary, but if you have time you can soak the chia seeds in water for a few minutes and then add them to the smoothie.
To make a smoothie bowl, prepare the smoothie a little thick in consistency.
Pour the prepared smoothie into a bowl and top it with your favorite toppings such as fruits, nuts, seeds, nut butter, coconut flakes, chocolate nibs, granola, etc.
You can go ahead and add in the required amount of protein powder if you are making it for your pre or post-workout snack.
Other than that, you can experiment and add in other ingredients such as nut butter, instant oats, chocolate, etc.
You can also add greens such as kale, spinach, etc, or other fruits such as mango, kiwi, melon, blueberries, raspberries, or any other fruit that you prefer.
This Strawberry Banana Chia Seeds Smoothie tastes the best when served right out of the blender.
In case you have leftovers, you can just store them in a mason jar or any covered glass and store them in the fridge for a day. Make sure you consume it within a day.
While serving it again, shake it or stir it properly.
Chia seeds smoothie cannot be frozen, as it will change its texture after thawing.
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Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie Recipe
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup almond milk (or any other vegan milk)
- ½ cup dairy free yogurt
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced and frozen)
- 10-12 strawberries (frozen)
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until you get a smooth mixture.
- Tip – Thaw the frozen fruits for 10 minutes if they are too hard to blend.
- Let the smoothie sit for a minute so that the chia seeds can nicely absorb the moisture and expand and get slimy.
- Blend the smoothie once again for a few seconds.
- Add some more milk if the smoothie looks thick for your liking.
- Check for the sweetness and add any sweetener of your choice if you like sweeter smoothies.
- Pour it into a glass and top with little more chia seeds. Serve immediately.