Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothies

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Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothies — these creamy, delicious, protein-rich smoothies are perfect for an easy and healthy breakfast or snack any time of day.

Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothie

I cannot get enough of chia seeds, I just love them. They are a super food, full of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and fiber and they are so versatile. Ever since I first tried chia seeds this past January, I’ve been having a lot of fun creating recipes using chia seeds. So far, I’ve shared my Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding and my Orange Creamsicle Chia Seed Parfaits. Today I’m sharing my Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothies.

I’ve been wanting to use chia seeds in a smoothie, and thought I’d start with adding them to one of my favorites, the chocolate banana smoothie. Chocolate banana smoothies are so delicious, easy to make and are my go-to smoothies because I tend to have the ingredients on hand to make them – cocoa powder, frozen banana chunks, vanilla Greek yogurt and milk. I thought chia seeds would be a wonderful addition and they most certainly are.

Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothie

I typically buy a bunch of bananas a week. Sometime they all get eaten, sometimes they don’t. I let any leftover bananas reach their peak ripeness and then either, freeze them whole in their peels – to be used later for baking – or I peel them and cut them into chunks, to be frozen and used in smoothies.

I first place the banana chunks on a plate, in a single layer, cover in plastic wrap and place the plate in the freezer. Once the chunks are frozen, I remove them and place in a resealable bag which I store in the freezer. I just keep adding to the resealable bag as I acquire over ripe bananas and use the frozen banana chunks as needed.

Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothie

I love using frozen banana chunks in smoothies because then you don’t need to add ice to your smoothies, which can melt and water them down. Frozen banana chunks make for really creamy, luscious, smoothies, but without adding any fat.

Cocoa powder provides the chocolate flavor, again without any added fat. I like using Greek yogurt because it is thicker and contains more protein than regular yogurt. The chia seeds don’t affect the flavor; instead they just add additional nutrients including protein, fiber and anti-oxidants, making a healthy smoothie even healthier.

These delicious, creamy, Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothies are wonderful for a healthy, easy breakfast or snack any time of day.

What is your go-to smoothie? Please let me know in the comments below!

Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothies
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  1. This is a great recipe that’s really close to our “go to smoothie”!
    Have you tried some overnight oatmeal in this? Overnighting some oats in the plant milk then adding all the ingredients to the blender in the morning gives a ‘soft serve’ creamy consistency. Chocolate for breakfast is always the right choice…especially when it is so healthy.

  2. Joy, I love your recipe – so much that I had to try it right away. However, I didn’t have all the ingredients and needed to improvise and ended up with a different version. I’ve linked to your post and recipe. Frozen banana chunks make amazing smoothies!!

  3. Thanks for sharing. Banana smoothies are a regular at our house but I haven’t tried chia seeds before. I have recently read that omega 3 can be lacking in children, especially boys, so this could be a good way to improve their nutrition. Found you on loulougirls link party.

  4. Joy This looks amazing!! Thanks for Linking Up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned

  5. Nothing like starting my day with a refreshing and healthy smoothie. Love this recipe for your Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothie. Yummy! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  6. I recently discovered chia seeds myself. I really like making my own chia drinks. We do a lot of smoothies in my house and I never thought of using the chia seeds in them. Sounds like a yummy smoothie! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  7. Your Chocolate Banana Chia Seed Smoothie looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic weekend!
    Miz Helen

  8. so how about I get my weekly email from pinterest…
    “see your most popular pin this week” me all excited to see what was going on in pinland and guess what my most popular pin was…THIS RECIPE!!! whoop whoop! The pin i pinned was pinned 63 times this week!! yay! Your welcome lmao
    just thought i would share the fun news with you 🙂
    Have a great weekend!!

    • That’s awesome Jess! Thanks for pinning to such a great board! I hope you have been convinced to try chia seeds now 🙂

  9. I have never tried chia seeds…it’s on my list of things to do and this seems like it would be a great way to test! Could I ask which social media sidebar you use? I want yummly to appear in mine too! Thanks!

    • Hi Christine, I hope you give it a try and enjoy! I use Shareaholic for my side panel share buttons 🙂

  10. Oooh this looks amazing! Tasty and full of goodness, what more could you want in a smoothie!
    I haven’t made any smoothies for such a long time, but I usually have mine with some spinach in and usually always banana in there!

  11. Chia seeds are wonderful to add to smoothies to really pack a fiber punch. I add them often to my morning smoothie to help keep me fuller longer. Thank you for the new recipe.

  12. I love smoothies! Especially hooked on chia seeds and chocolate of course! Ya can’t go wrong with banana in a smoothies, that is for sure! Thanks so much for sharing and I’m pinning and visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday! 🙂

  13. I love to find somebody else who uses frozen banana! I always keep a giant zip lock of frozen banana pieces in my freezer for delicious treats like your chocolate banana chia smoothie! <3

  14. We love smoothies in the morning before school! easy and nutritious…

    handful of spinach or kale
    frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries)
    juice of choice or water

    Honey (optional)

    • Hi Cindy, your smoothie sounds delicious! I have yet to try adding greens to my smoothies, I will have to try it soon! Thanks so much for coming by!

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