Sunday, August 28, 2011

Blueberry Chia Banana Spinach Smoothie

Blueberry Chia Banana Spinach Smoothie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
As I've mentioned before, we make a lot of smoothies in this house. I had so many smoothie pictures waiting to be posted, I decided to go ahead and just make today the day of smoothies. Enjoy!

Blueberries, bananas, spinach and chia seeds combined to make these pretty purple smoothies. I love the addition of chia seeds, but if you are unsure about trying them or if you don't have them on hand, these smoothies are still delicious without them. If you would like to read more about chia seeds, you can see this post and check out the first smoothie I made with them.

Blueberry Chia Banana Spinach Smoothie
(printable recipe)

1 cup orange juice
2 generous handfuls baby spinach
3/4 cup blueberries, frozen
1 banana, frozen or fresh
1/2 cup ice
1 teaspoon chia seeds

Layer all the ingredients except the chia seeds into the blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Add the chia seeds and blend once more. Serve immediately. (The chia seeds will thicken the smoothie if it is allowed to sit for too long before being drinking.)

This smoothie was extra thick and we all loved it. My boys had a great time eating theirs with spoons.
Blueberry Chia Banana Spinach Smoothie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

15 comments:

  1. What a great idea to incorporate spinach in this combination.So not spinach lovers no more excuses;)

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  2. This is one of our favorite combinations, too! We'll add yogurt in for some extra protein sometimes, giving it a creamier consistency. I'm not a big fan of eating fresh blueberries alone (texture thing for me), but one of these a few times a week - yum!!

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  3. A glass of healthiness and deliciousness!

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  4. Looks refreshing. I really like putting spinach in my smoothies too. It makes me feel so healthy!

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  5. Looks absolutely beautiful, I love, hugs.

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  6. This is very refreshing and healthy. Please reserve one cup for me :)

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  7. this is the third post in as many days I've seen recipes using chia seeds.now my curiosity is piqued and I will have to try them - The drink looks healthy and DELICIOUS! cheers, priya

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  8. I can drink this.... that is if I leave out most of the OJ. To much sugar in it for me.

    I use a lot of chia seeds here. Have you ever sprouted them? Rembember the chia pets.
    I use the sprouts in my salads.

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  9. Mmm, what a wonderful day of smoothies :) We love smoothies too, and chia seeds! Your pictures are beautiful, everything looks so fresh and delicious!

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  10. In my opinion this looks like a delicious recipe and i think that it is not so difficult so i will try it very soon. I will post again after i will try it, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Also want to add that this is a super beneficial smoothie for the blood type O diet. The only thing I had to substitute was the orange juice. I just used water with a good squeeze of lemon. Great stuff!

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  12. If you soak your chia which makes a chia gel, it won't thicken when added to your smoothie

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  13. Without having seen this post I just made almost this exact combo (minus the ice and only about 1/3 banana-the banana slices were frozen) and mine came out green. How did you get yours to come out purple?!

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