Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie {with chia seeds}

I like to experiment with different ingredients for my smoothie recipes. The mixed berry pineapple smoothie had protein-packed hempseeds. The peach spinach smoothie had flax seeds. This time, I made a blueberry pineapple smoothie with chia seeds.

blueberry pineapple smoothie

Whole Foods had a one day sale on blueberries on the day I happened to be grocery shopping. Normally a package of organic blueberries sells for around $5. With the sale they were $1.99. I couldn’t resist stocking up. The price was just too good.

blueberries

The next morning, I came up with this blueberry pineapple smoothie. It’s not hard to create smoothies during the summer months when fresh fruit is in abundance.

I like to always add a superfood to my smoothies. It’s easier for me to add a tablespoon of cacao nibs, maca powder or hempseeds to my drinks than it is to make something to eat with them.

For this smoothie, I was going to add maca powder but I changed my mine. Instead, I saw the chia seeds on the counter and thought they would be good.

blueberry smoothie

Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, calcium and antioxidants. They also have a gelling property. When mixed with water, they form a gel. I have read that they are good for lowering cholesterol and for weight loss among other things.

It took me a long time to build up the courage to drink a chia seed drink. I thought it would be weird to drink the gelled seeds. Thankfully, I was wrong. They aren’t weird. They kind of slide right down your throat when you drink them. Even better, if you blend chia seeds in a smoothie, you don’t even know they are there.

blueberry smoothie recipe

Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie {with Chia Seeds}

Serves 1 to 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • Almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in water for ten minutes

Directions:

  1. Mix one tablespoon of chia seeds in 1/3 cup of water and let soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Add all ingredients in a blender with almond milk and ice.
  3. Blend to desired consistency, adding more almond milk as needed.
  4. Pour and enjoy!

Have you tried chia seeds? What’s your favorite way to enjoy them?

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Hi and welcome! My name is Jessica Torres and I'm a homeschooling mom of two adorably insane girls on the path to greener living. I'm also self declared iPhone addict and lover of all things Apple. When not attached to my kids, my iPhone, or my laptop, you can find me creating cocktail recipes. Subscribe by RSS Feed or by email to join in the fun over here.

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5 Responses to Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie {with chia seeds}

  1. Lauren says:

    Yum! This looks so simple and delicious! I’m always looking for easy and fast smoothie recipes for my daughters. Thank you! :-)
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  2. My Inner Chick
    Twitter: krrobi
    says:

    OMGosh,
    I MUST make these lovely smoothies…but ONLY in those Fabulous glasses!!! X
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  3. Tonya says:

    Chia seeds are awesome. Love.

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