We're bananas for this smoothie

December 16, 2014

 

Sometimes, the winter months just need a burst of fruity yumminess. This smoothie from Spartan.com does just the trick. 

 

 

 

Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

 

5 minutes

serves 1


235 calories per serving


Vegan, gluten-free

 

Ingredients

  • 1 bananas

  • 1/2 cup blueberries

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut beverage

 

Directions

  • Put ingredients in blender.

  • Liquify ingredients.

  • Enjoy.

 

Tips

  • Use a frozen banana. Freezing bananas makes them last till whenever they are needed, and adds a chill and refreshing quality to your smoothie. Great for post workout. And, no more over-ripened bananas!Hint: peel them before freezing.

  • This recipe can be done with frozen blueberries, too. Blueberries are great to store in your freezer, so never fear buying too many at once. Or gathering to many, for that matter.

 

Chia seeds absorb water like crazy – up to 12 times their own weight. This means that you might need to use more almond milk if you like a smooth drink. And avoid letting this drink sit too long, or it might resemble a pudding more than a drink.

 

Wild blueeberries VS Store Bought

Wild blueberries are a potent source of anthocyanins, an antioxidant compound that helps keep our brain sharp and our cardiovascular system functioning smoothly. Compared to conventionally grown blueberries, wild blueberries have a higher concentration of these health-promoting anthocyanins.

 

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