Apple Banana Chia Seed Smoothies – these delicious and refreshing smoothies are perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack anytime.
Chia Seeds are a Great Addition to Smoothies
I love chia seeds, they are a super food, full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber. Chia seeds are so versatile. One of my favorite ways to use them is in smoothies.
I’ve shared a few of my favorites chia seed smoothies here including my Peach Banana Chia Seed Smoothies, Strawberry Banana Chia Seed Smoothies and my Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothies. Today, I’m sharing another favorite, perfect for fall, these delicious Apple Banana Chia Seed Smoothies.
The kids and I went apple picking a couple of weeks ago. And I decided to use some of our fresh picked apples to make a batch of these refreshing Apple Banana Chia Seed Smoothies.
Chia Seeds are Natural Thickeners
I love using frozen bananas in smoothies, such as this, as then you don’t need to add ice, which can melt and water down the smoothies. Chia seeds are also natural thickeners. They expand when they absorb liquid. So, if you can’t enjoy the whole batch immediately, these smoothies keep quite nicely in the refrigerator.
This recipe makes two smoothies. I enjoyed one after my morning run. The other, I put in the refrigerator, and the next morning it was still thick and creamy and was wonderful for a quick and easy breakfast.
These creamy, refreshing smoothies are so easy to make and are perfect for a healthy breakfast or delicious snack anytime.
Apple Banana Chia Seed Smoothies - these delicious and refreshing smoothies are perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack anytime.
- 2 cups fresh apple chunks (from about 2 apples)
- 2 cups frozen banana chunks (from about 2 very ripe bananas)
- 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Add apple chunks, frozen banana chunks, yogurt, milk and chia seeds to a blender.
- Puree until smooth and blended.
- Pour into two glasses of choice.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Smoothies will keep well in the refrigerator for up to one day.
I really love chia seeds, they are a superfood packed with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids and they are so versatile. These are affiliate links to the chia seeds, as well as the paper straws I used in my photos, available at amazon.com:
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This does look perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday, Joy.
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I just bought some chia seeds over the weekend. Wasn’t sure what to make with them, but, now I am going to try making your delicious recipe. They look so delicious
Healing Tomato recently posted…5 Tips For Baking The Perfect Sweet Potato
Looks so delicious & clean – a perfect way to start the day! Pinned & shared – thanks for sharing with us at #TryaBiteTuesday – hope to see you back this week!
Debra @ Bowl Me Over recently posted…Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
I’ve never tried chia seeds but the way you describe them makes me realize that I have been missing out on something terrific!
Betsy @ Desserts Required recently posted…Chocolate Walnut Raisin Clusters
What a delicious smoothie packed with fall flavors!
Katerina recently posted…Ground Meat Kebabs with Pitas
I live in Apple Country, and I’ve never tried an apple in a smoothie! I shall have to remedy that SOON!
I’ve never tried apples in a smoothie before. This really looks great! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
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This looks so good. I have a ton of chia seeds that I need more uses for, too!
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This looks so healthy and refreshing!
I need Chia as my skin is now getting dryer from the weather. I need Omega oils!
Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) recently posted…Grafitti For A Cause
I haven’t been making many smoothies lately, but now I want to give this combination a try! Love that you added chia!
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These look fabulous! Pinning.
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What an amazing looking smoothie! Love the addition of healthy chia seeds.
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Joy, I love smoothies so I need to try this! Pinned as well! Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW, see you next week!
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Thanks for linking up this recipe at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-little-bit-squirrelly.html
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Looks delicious I would try that 🙂
Have a smoothietastic week 🙂
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Super easy and delicious! Great for all those Fall apples that are rolling in!!
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I am not big on breakfast, but I do love a good smoothie! This would be a great start to the day!
Ashley (QLCC) recently posted…Baked Apple Cider Donuts and Autumn Nostalgia
I do the same as you…use frozen bananas instead of ice. This looks good!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious recently posted…4-Ingredient Chipotle Pork Rice Bowl
I love the idea of using apples in a smoothie. What a great way to enjoy the Fall season.
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Looks super delicious.
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