I have been loving smoothies lately, especially after a nice sweaty run. Even in the winter, they are refreshing and yummy! I have no problems getting my veggies in every day, but fruit is another story. Smoothies are a perfect way to add fruits to your daily diet!
Berry Love Smoothie
1/2 cup greek yogurt or almond milk
1 banana (you can use any fruit: pear, apple, orange etc.)
3-4 ice cups
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup blueberries (you can use any berries: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries etc)
1 Tablespoon Whey protein powder
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
1. Blend all ingredients into blender until smooth.
2. Stick a straw in it and enjoy! Serves 2.
Nutrition Notes: This smoothie is packed with nutrients. The protein powder and greek yogurt add a good amount of protein to the smoothie. Have you heard about these wonderful chia seeds? Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, as well as fiber, magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, phosphorus, zinc and iron. Phew! You do not need to grind chia seeds and can add them whole in a variety of different ways: in oatmeal, smoothies (duh!), over salad and baked goods! The list goes on and on!
Taste Test: This smoothies is tangy and not too sweet. I love the thick consistency of smoothies. The chia seeds are definitely noticeable in the smoothie since they don’t blend down into the smoothie but this doesn’t bother me – it’s more like having strawberries or blackberry seeds in your smoothie.