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Mixed Berry Banana Chia Seed Smoothies – one of these bright and creamy smoothies along with a ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bar, is perfect for a healthy, delicious and energizing snack.
I’ve mentioned that I love to lead an active lifestyle, I’m an avid runner and love to go on long hikes and bike rides. Plus, I’m a busy mom and am always on-the-go shuttling to and from gymnastics, tennis and various other activities.
So, it is essential that I have some good healthy snack options that keep me going and help me sustain a high energy lifestyle. I look for snacks that taste great, are high in protein and fiber and have no high fructose corn syrup, such as ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars.
I found ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars at my local Walmart, they are located in the Pharmacy section. There are a variety of great flavors, including Cinnamon Roll and Chocolate Peanut Butter, all with 10 or more grams of protein per serving.
Another of my favorite healthy snack options are smoothies, especially smoothies made with frozen banana chunks and chia seeds.
I love using frozen banana chunks in smoothies because then ice isn’t needed, which can melt and water down the smoothies. Frozen banana chunks make for really creamy, luscious, smoothies, but without adding any fat. I also love chia seeds, they are a wonderful addition to smoothies, and are a super food, full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber.
I thought smoothies would be a great pairing with the ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars. With summer berry season on it’s way, I decided to use a mix of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries to make Mixed Berry Banana Chia Seed Smoothies.
These Mixed Berry Banana Chia Seed Smoothies are so easy to make. First gather the ingredients including mixed berries, frozen banana chunks, chia seeds and vanilla soy milk. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
And, that’s it, these bright and creamy smoothies are ready to serve. I poured the smoothie mixture into two glasses, though it could easily be used to make four smaller sized portions.
These delicious smoothies can be served just after blending, they also keep well in the refrigerator. That is because these smoothies don’t contain any ice, plus chia seeds are natural thickeners and expand when they absorb liquid.
So, these smoothies will stay creamy and delicious for a few days stored in the refrigerator and are perfect for grabbing after a workout or when I’m on-the-go.
These colorful Mixed Berry Banana Chia Seed Smoothies pair so nicely with the ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars. Together, they are a great pairing for a healthy and satisfying snack, one that is packed with protein and fiber, fills me with energy and really keeps me going.
One of these smoothies along with a ZonePerfect® bar is a great snack after a run or to pack in a cooler bag to take along on a hike or bike ride, or just when I’m on-the-go, running around to various activities.
One of these smoothies along with a ZonePerfect® bar is also perfect for an engergizing afternoon snack, when I’ve already accomplished a full day of work, but still have much more to get done, and am really in need of that 2nd (or 3rd, 4th or 5th) wind.
ZonePerfect® bars have such a delicious, high quality taste. I really love both the Cinnamon Roll and Chocolate Peanut Butter varieties and can’t wait to try the other flavors including Fudge Graham and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
I love that ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bars are developed by a nutrition company, offer versatility and balance, and are a snack I can feel good about enjoying.
One of these bright and creamy Mixed Berry Banana Chia Seed Smoothies along with a ZonePerfect® Nutrition Bar, is a great healthy and delicious snack pairing that is perfect for sustaining a high energy lifestyle.
What is your favorite healthy snack option? Please let me know in the comments below!
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Mixed Berry Banana Chia Seed Smoothies - bright and creamy smoothies are perfect for a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack anytime.
- 2 cups frozen banana chunks (from about 2 very ripe bananas)
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled and cut in half
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 cups vanilla soy milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and serve or refrigerate. Smoothies will keep well in the refrigerator for a few days.
How many calories in this smoothies
Looks yummy! I’ve never tried Chia seeds. So, do the Chia seeds take the place of protein powder?
Thanks Anita, I’ve never used protein powder in smoothies, but would think chia seeds would be a good replacement, as they are high in protein. Hope you give it a try and enjoy!
Your smoothie looks amazing with all those beautiful berries! So nice to have a healthy snack bar that you can just grab and go with (or enjoy once you’ve sat down)!
Thanks so much! These snack bars are the best, I really love them!
I love adding chia seeds to my smoothies, it’s nice to have that protein boost in it.
Chia seeds are such a great addition to smoothies, for both the protein and their thickening ability.
The smoothie looks lovely. I think I’d personally find it too heavy as a snack, but I am definitely going to try it as a breakfast.
Thanks, these smoothies are great for breakfast!
So pretty ! I love chia the chia seeds addition and look at that beautiful color. I’m sold!
Thanks, these are really good!
I used to have a big high carb breakfast everyday + tons supplements as I was feeling so weak . But now its a big glass of smoothie! Anything I find at home goes into it. If you think about it, there is no way to eat all that fruit, veggies ;)). I am more alive even though I take less supplements. Love my smoothie. xx
Smoothies are the best!
I love the smoothie recipe Joy!! Very refreshing and packed with so much goodness!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!
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Love everything thats gone into this smoothie! how refreshing!
I think this smoothie is a great way to start a Monday morning. Looks so very delicious and healthy
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We love smoothies in my house. The kids get most of their “healthy stuff” by way of smoothie. I’ll add this one to the menu.
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Your smoothie looks so good. I could go for one right now. I have almost all the ingredients for it.
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Wow! Gorgeous smoothie and love Zone bars!
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What an absolutely stunning color and delicious combination of ingredients!
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Joy this smoothie look soooooooooooo tasty! Just looking at this amazing color draws everyone’s attention 🙂
I’d looooooooooove a glass
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I’ve never added chia seeds to smoothies, but I will give it a try! Looks delicious.
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Joy – I love smoothies like this! Love that you added chia seeds!
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This looks delicious. I am looking forward to making smoothie ice pops very soon. The kids would like this frozen this summer
I haven’t used chia seed in smoothies – just pudding. Must be a great texture!
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Love the idea of putting the chia seed in the smoothie. Yummy and healthy.
Talk about a power snack! You can’t go wrong with berries and chocolate. Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing! #client
Thanks Courtney, it is such a great snack combination!
That looks like a yummy snack bar! I always buy them even if I dont really exercise or need energy but they taste good! I dont think we have this brand but I will be on the lookout =)
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Thanks Merlinda, these bars are indeed so good!
I would probably like that nice for lunchtime 🙂
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This is a great snack!! I love the smoothie.
Thanks Kristen, it is such a great combination!
Yum! My son’s favorite thing is smoothies – love the idea of adding chia seeds!!
Thanks Morgan, the chia seeds are such a great addition!
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