This delicious Mango Banana Avocado Smoothie with Chia Seeds in it is healthy but still makes a tasty breakfast or lunch meal.
It has been almost 2 weeks since we returned from Southeast Asia back to Canada! It has been nice to be back in terms of seeing family and having things like an oven and any kind of baking ingredients I want but I also miss the weather of Southeast Asia!
We are in the process of settling in after 1.5 years abroad. Of course, I have been baking like crazy already, but I am just getting used to my current oven. So, I might still need a little bit of time to adjust but I am excited to post some baking recipes with you soon. Of course, now that I have an oven, I have a lot more options in terms of what I decided to bake! You may notice this in my coming recipes! What have you been baking recently?
In the meantime, let me share with you what has been my lunch almost every day since we arrived back in Canada: Avocado Smoothies!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I know that avocado is very healthy and good for you, but I am not a fan of them. Guacamole was the only food I could handle with avocado in it. However, Erin from TexanErin.com has been posting a few avocado smoothies and every time she promises they don’t actually taste like avocado.
So, I had to give it a try and she is absolutely right. With this smoothie you get all the health benefits of avocado without having to deal with the taste of it. To make things even healthier, I added chia seeds. What could be better? It’s healthy, doesn’t taste like avocado, it’s delicious and really refreshing! You also can add in a bunch of your favorite fruits for more flavor!
Adding chia seeds to a smoothie has similar effects to adding ground flax seed without getting the brown color. Both are great sources of healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, calcium and magnesium. However, chia seeds don’t have to be ground for our bodies to be able to absorb its nutrients and I really like the slight crunch they add. Chia seeds have always been healthy, but they’ve started to become really popular recently. I haven’t tried them in baking, yet, but I am thinking about it. Do you use chia seeds for anything special? Share your ideas with me, if you do!
Aside from avocado, I added 1 frozen banana and about 1 cup of another fruit (mango in this case). Like I said, though, you can use whatever fruit you prefer! I used milk and Greek yogurt for my smoothies. They tend to be on the thicker side and sometimes I actually eat them with a spoon. If you prefer them more liquid-ey, you can try adding more milk.
Did you eat this smoothie as a meal? Or perhaps a snack? Did you like it? Tell me what you thought, what you tried (if you tried anything different from my specific recipe) and how it worked out! I would love to hear from you!
Mango Banana Avocado Smoothie with Chia Seeds
- 1 cup mango from 1 small Ataulfo mango
- 1 banana frozen
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk any kind you prefer
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- sweetener to taste I use 1 tbsp honey
- Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until combined and smooth. Add more milk for thinner consistency.
- Serve immediately since avocado tends to turn brown after a while.
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