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Berry Chia Smoothie Recipe
This berry chia smoothie is perfect for a little pick me up in the afternoon, rather than a coffee. Or, as a snack, anytime of day, for the kids or you!
Smoothies are a great choice for a snack, especially over processed snack foods.
Berries provide so many antioxidants, we could all use some more of them in our daily lives. Along with the chia seeds for added omega-3’s and protein. It’s even technically a green smoothie, with the secret ingredient that you can’t even see when it’s made!
Yep, that’s right, the smoothie below is a powerhouse of nutrients that tastes super sweet. You’ll be wanting to make it day after day after day. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
This is why they make the bulk sized bags of frozen berries! Well, for the recipe below, along with vegan berry ice cream, which my kids actually prefer over store bought, thank goodness!Jump to Recipe
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First, Questions About Chia Seeds You May Have…
Can you put raw chia seeds in a smoothie?
Yes, you can absolutely put raw chia seeds in a smoothie. This is the way I have always has them when in smoothies. I suppose you could grind them up before adding them to your smoothie, but that would take extra work and time, and no mom has time for that!
Should you soak chia seeds before putting them in a smoothie?
You don’t have to soak chia seeds before putting them in a smoothie.
You can if you want. And, if you want a more gelatinous smoothie, this would be a good way to make one. But personally, I don’t like my smoothies gelatinous.
If you do this, you could soak them in any liquid, preferably the same liquid you’ll be adding to your smoothie, so there’s no strange taste.
How do you eat chia seeds for breakfast?
There are tons of different ways you can eat chia seeds for breakfast. For example:
- add to smoothies
- add to parfaits
- eat chia pudding
- add it to your cereal
- add to oatmeal
- drink it in water or juice
- make jam with it for your toast
- and more!
What is the best way to eat chia seeds?
This is a personal preference.
I enjoy them most in smoothies, specifically the smoothie below because the seeds in the berries have a similar consistency and I can’t even tell there are chia seeds in it.
However, my 7 year old likes chia seeds most in chia pudding.
Why eat chia seeds?
There are so many benefits to eating chia seeds, why not eat chia seeds?!
A few of the nutrients include:
- omega-3 fatty acids (this is the kind we all could use some more of, not omega-6’s)
- antioxidants (between chia seeds and the berries, the smoothie below is full of antioxidants)
Learn more about the benefits of chia seeds here.
Let’s Make This Berry Chia Smoothie Recipe
Smoothies are one of the best snacks, breakfasts, or desserts you can have, or give to your kids!
They are full of vitamins and minerals and will help you get in your fruits and veggies for the day, at least some of them!
This one is even a ‘green’ smoothie because it includes kale. But, it’s better, because it’s a secret green smoothie! Your kids won’t even know there’s kale in this!
This berry chia smoothie is also super simple to make and is cheap.
The only ingredients you need are:
- chia seeds (buy in bulk to save)
- frozen berries
- and some type of liquid (I use soy milk)
All you have to do is measure out the ingredients.
Pour them into your blender, or blender cup (for nutribullet or nutrininja).
Or, if you have made thousands of smoothies before and know how much of each, approximately, you need; you may not even need to measure! Making this recipe even simpler to throw together and make.
Perfect for a snack for hangry kids, or a hangry you!
So, add the ingredients to your shopping list and this ‘green’ smoothie a try next time you can!
Berry Chia Smoothie Recipe
You and your kids are going to love this berry chia seed smoothie! With so many berries and chia seeds, you'll get tons of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Great pick me up or go to breakfast to grab and go!
- ½ cup kale
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 banana
- 1 cup mixed berries frozen
- 1 cup soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
Add all ingredients to your blender.
Blend til smooth, and enjoy!
*This makes 1 large drink, or 2 small drinks.