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    Banana raspberry chia smoothies.
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    This naturally sweet, protein-packed banana raspberry chia smoothie is perfect for busy mornings or sipping on-the-go.

    Banana raspberry chia smoothie.


    Smoothies are one of the easiest and fastest ways of ensuring your body gets all of the nutrients it needs to start the day. And as your resident smoothie queen, I’ve brought you another variation to try! As you’ve probably noticed, I rarely make the same smoothie twice in a row. That’s what’s great about smoothies – you can mix it up based on what you have on hand, what’s in season, and what you need to use up. My Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothie keeps me full all morning long, as uses up those frozen berries from the summer!

    Ingredients

    • Banana: My favorite way to naturally sweeten my smoothies is with a nice, ripe banana!
    • Raspberries: Use fresh or frozen to add color and sweet, tart flavor to your smoothie.
    • Greek yogurt: While you can use plain non-Greek yogurt, I prefer to use Greek as it’s higher in protein.
    • Chia seeds: Full of fiber and antioxidants, they add very little flavor but a lot of nutritional value.
    • Protein powder: Protein is what helps to keep you full and energized, so I like to pack my smoothies with my favorite protein powder to keep me going all morning long.
    • Cinnamon: Adds a bit of warmth and sweetness to the smoothie.
    • Nutmeg: Paired with the cinnamon, it’s warm and nutty flavor adds variety.

    How to Make Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothies

    Adding banana to blender

    Start your banana raspberry chia smoothie by peeling your banana and adding it to your blender.

    Adding raspberries to blender

    Then add either your fresh or frozen raspberries. You could also try using a different kind of berry, like blueberry or strawberry!

    Adding greek yogurt to blender

    Next add your yogurt to the blender.

    Adding protein powder to smoothie

    And sprinkle in your favorite protein powder.

    Adding chia seeds to blender

    Then add in the chia seeds.

    Adding cinnamon to blender

    And sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg before adding water.

    blending smoothie

    Then blend away until smooth, adding more water or ice to get your desired consistency.

    Picking up a banana raspberry chia smoothie.

    When finished, pour into glasses and serve, topped with fresh fruit and more chia seeds. Then enjoy your banana raspberry chia smoothie!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Can you put raw chia seeds in a smoothie?

    Yup! No need to do anything to the seeds before hand.

    Are chia seeds better blended or soaked?

    Chia seeds are chalk full of nutrition whether they are blended into a smoothie, soaked first, or just eaten raw.

    Can I prepare my smoothie ahead of time?

    Banana raspberry chia smoothie

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    Drink It, Like It, Share It!

    Did you try this smoothie and like it? The next time you make it, snap a picture and share it to your socials! Tag @thelemonbowl and #thelemonbowl so we can admire and share your drink.

    Liz drinking a banana raspberry chia smoothie.

    What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? I’d love to hear how you make this your own in the comments!

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    Banana raspberry chia smoothie

    Banana Raspberry Chia Smoothie

    This naturally sweet, protein-packed banana raspberry chia smoothie is perfect for busy mornings or sipping on-the-go.

    PREP: 5 mins

    TOTAL: 5 mins

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    • Place all ingredients except for the ice in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth.

    • Add a handful or two of ice and pulse again until smooth.

    • For in a glass and enjoy.

    Depending on personal preference, add more or less ice to taste. For a thicker smoothie, add more ice. If you’re using a frozen banana or frozen berries, you may need less ice.


    calories: 268caloriesCarbohydrates: 34.1gprotein: 24.3gFat: 5.6gSaturated Fat: 0.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 66mgfiber: 11.1gSugar: 14.4g


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