If you follow me on Facebook, you might already know that my kitchen has been out of service for a few days thanks to our backsplash-tiling project. And as is the case with most home improvement projects my husband and I tackle..and there have been a ton..what we think will only take a day or two turns into a more complicated and lengthy project than we anticipated. It turns out that tiling isn’t too complicated, but there’s a lot of down-time between steps, so now we’re just waiting 3 days for the grout to cure (I guess that’s the right word) then we can apply the sealer, add the spacers to the outlets, and then re-clutter the countertops again. So if things go as planned, I’ll be using (and sharing before-and-after pics of) my newly-updated kitchen very soon to create some healthy recipes that are a little more involved and imaginative than smoothies, but until then, I hope you’ll give this one a try!
Have you tried chia seeds? They’re very new to me, but since I’ve been hearing so much about how great they’re supposed to be for us, I had to give them a try. And what better place to try out this odd little ingredient than in a smoothie? They really don’t have much taste and I don’t even notice them in my smoothies..I can’t tell them from the tiny strawberry seeds. They’re loaded with omega-3s, which I’m pretty sure I don’t get enough of, and fiber, which is something I’m always happy to add to my meals..anything to help me feel full a little longer is a good thing.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup frozen banana chunks
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- ½ cup nonfat milk
- ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Place frozen strawberry and banana chunks in your blender pitcher or immersion blender mixing cup and allow to thaw about 10 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick, add a little extra milk.