Ingredients you need for your Strawberry Chia Smoothie
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 handful strawberry*
- 100 ml coconut water*
- 5 ts soy yogurt (or regular yogurt)
- 2 ts chia seeds
*The strawberries can be replaced with raspberries or blueberries
*Coconut water can be replaced with low-fat coconut milk or just plain water
*For more sweetness add a table spoon of honey
*For this recipe you need a standard blender or hand-held blender
When I was a child I used to spend few weeks of the summer vacation at my grandparents who lived in a village in the very eastern part of the Balkan mountains. This is the place where I spent very happy times in my childhood and always had a lot of fun with my cousins.
My grandmother was growing so many vegetables and fruits in the garden…she had a lot do and we were somehow taking care of ourselves, cooking some simple dishes and eating fruits and vegetables straight from the garden! The first of us kids who wake up in the morning was running to the garden and picking and eating all the ripe strawberries 🙂 .
Now I am all grown up and live far away from my grandma’s garden but where I live now there are strawberry fields. I can get there pick my strawberries and weight and pay at the end. I really love this concept which seems to be very popular here in Germany. I see many families with children going there and the kids seem to have a lot of fun 🙂 . Exactly like we were having fun in my grandma’s garden back then.
Nowadays I still prefer to eat the strawberries fresh and even though I do some strawberry jam I really try to eat a lot when they are fresh and in season and are so sweet and aromatic. This smoothie is not just delicious and makes you full for at least an hour but it is also super healthy. The strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and fibers. The chia seeds are rich in iron and magnesium. This recipe is vegan-friendly if you use soy yogurt as I did.
So in just 30 minutes, you will have your vitamin injection. Let’s start!