I love how complete this recipe it is. It has everything you need in one glass to keep you going all day long.
Blueberries have rightfully earned the status of superfood because they’re packed with potent antioxidants, potassium, and Vitamin C. Plus, they bring a gorgeous purple color to this smoothie. What could be better than that?
Chia seeds are the other superfood in this smoothie. Rich in fiber, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, these babies are also a complete protein source. Just two tablespoons provide more calcium than a glass of milk. These small seeds expand up to nine times in the body, which has the benefit of making you feel full longer, which is a plus if you’re focused on weight loss.
The option of adding your favorite nut butter takes this smoothie to the next level, transforming it into a salty/sweet concoction that also delivers the much needed morning protein boost we all need, kids and adults alike. My husband loves it with almond butter but recently tried it with peanut butter and said it was equally delicious.
No time to make this baby first thing in the morning? Here’s a smoothie pro tip: toss all of the ingredients into your blender pitcher the night before and place it into the fridge so that all you need to do the next morning is whiz it up and pour it into a glass. It’s a strategy you can employ for all your smoothie making and one I use all of the time. Looking for more smoothie recipes or to accomplish your health and wellness goals? Check out my new book Smoothie Project!
Blueberry Chia Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (almond, peanut or sunflower)
- 1 1/4 cups milk of choice
- Place all the ingredient in a high powered blender, and blend until smooth.