Blueberry, Banana, Coconut Water Smoothie with Chia Seeds

blueberry smoothieSmoothies are a delicious breakfast or snack option. You need to watch out though to make sure you are making a healthy smoothie and now a sugar bomb and will set you back. Many smoothies recipes for call for sorbet or other high sugar additives that rack up the calories. This smoothie recipe will taste delicious and also hydrate you.

Coconut water is hydrating and also tastes delicious. Coconut water may be the perfect beverage for restoring hydration and replenishing electrolytes lost during exercise. Electrolytes are minerals that play several important roles in your body, including maintaining proper fluid balance. They include potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium. These are great reasons why it makes a perfect ingredient for smoothies.

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Adding chia seeds to a smoothie is also a great idea. Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia hispanica, which is related to the mint. Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the day. They prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy. In fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.” Despite their ancient history as a dietary staple, chia seeds became recognized as a modern-day superfood only recently. In the past few years, they have exploded in popularity and are now consumed by health conscious people all over the world. Don’t be fooled by the size — these tiny seeds pack a powerful nutritional punch. Chia is high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and more. 

Adding chia seeds to any smoothie can help you feel more full and sustained and give you great energy. 

Why add honey to the smoothie? Aside from honey adding essential nutrients, such as calcium, copper, iron, and magnesium, it also adds sweetness. Honey has the ability to turn bitter in sweet as well. Did you know that honey also helps aid in muscle repair? 



Here is the recipe for this delicious smoothie. 

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Blueberry, Banana, Coconut Water Smoothie with Chia

Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 12 mins

Servings: 1

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups frozen blueberries

½ frozen banana

1 cup coconut water

½ tablespoon chia

1 tablespoon raw honey

Directions:

  1. Combine blueberries, banana, chia, and raw honey in a blender. 
  2. Add in coconut water and a few ice cubes.
  3. Blend until smooth and serve.

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