Strawberry Smoothie Chia Pudding Recipe
Wake up to a light and refreshing Strawberry Smoothie Chia Pudding to start your day. Sweet strawberries, banana, and chia pudding give you a top-notch breakfast or snack. They are sweetened naturally by the fruit as well as a touch of honey to provide you with the best flavor ever. Not only does the smoothie taste great, but it keeps you satisfied too. It’s a win all around!
What do you need to make Strawberry Smoothie Chia Pudding?
Chia Seeds – The chia pudding wouldn’t be complete without some chia seeds. They provide the best texture too.
Milk – You’ll need milk in both the chia pudding as well as the smoothie. You can use regular or any milk substitute that you enjoy.
Honey – You don’t need a lot of honey, so it’s a subtly sweet flavor that’s not overwhelming. You can always add more if you want.
Strawberries – The gorgeous color comes from the fresh strawberries. They are so fun, festive, and delightful for starting the day.
Banana – The secret to the best strawberry pudding smoothie is that the banana needs to be frozen. It gives the smoothie a wonderful consistency.
How To Make Strawberry Smoothie Chia Pudding
The night before you want to make the smoothie, you will need to prepare the chia pudding.
To make the chia pudding, you’ll need to mix the chia seeds, honey, and milk in a jar and mix well. Place in the fridge overnight.
Add all the ingredients to a blender. Mix until creamy and smooth
Make the chia smoothie a layered treat by adding the chia pudding on the bottom. Then add in the smoothie on top and add some extra fruit as a garnish. Enjoy!
Is This Strawberry Smoothie Chia Pudding Healthy?
Yes, we often have these strawberry pudding smoothies on hand because they are so healthy. It’s loaded with amazing flavors, but also it’s nutritious too.
There isn’t a lot of food that’s healthier for you than chia seeds. They are a low-calorie food, but also contain fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium, and more. Plus, if you are looking for a food that has antioxidants, consider adding them to your regular diet.
Strawberries are one of our favorite fruits because they are naturally sweet, have vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, and potassium.
Bananas will provide you with some magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, fiber, and potassium too.
Can You Save Leftover Strawberry Smoothies?
Yes, you can save any leftover smoothie if you want. The chia pudding lasts up to 5 days, so they can even be made ahead of time. This is an excellent option for meal planning. I recommend waiting to put the banana in until right before serving, so it helps keep it chilled and the right texture.
If you place already blended smoothie in the fridge, you may notice some slight separation of the ingredients. This is perfectly normal, and you can simply stir or shake the smoothie to mix the ingredients back together.
Another option is to freeze the blended chia pudding smoothies. Simply follow the directions to prepare them and store them in a freezer-safe container. They will last 3-4 weeks in the freezer. Thaw them in the fridge for a couple of hours, and you can enjoy!
Are Smoothies Breakfast Food?
Traditionally, smoothies are served for breakfast. However, you can easily drink these smoothies in replace of your regular meals for lunch or dinner. Or if you are like me and get a craving for something sweet, you can have one for a snack too. There aren’t any wrong answers when it comes to these delectable smoothies.
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Strawberry Smoothie Chia Pudding
Sweet strawberries, banana, and chia pudding give you a top-notch breakfast or snack.
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp honey
- ½ cup strawberries
- 1 banana (frozen)
- ¾ cup milk
For the Chia Pudding
Prepare chia seed pudding the night before
Mix the chia seeds, milk and honey in a jar. Stir well and place in the refrigerator overnight
For the Smoothie
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend well
To Make the Strawberry Smoothie Chia Pudding
Layer the chia pudding on the bottom of a glass with a spoon and gently pour the smoothie on top. Garnish with fruit if desired.