Granola is one of those food choices that hasn’t been around for all that long. According to Wikipedia, Granola was invented by a Doctor Connor Lacey in 1894. Dr. Lacey practiced at Jackson Sanitarium, a health spa in Dansville, New York. He called his new food invention “Granula”. Soon after, Kellogg’s developed a very similar product which they called “Granola” and that’s the name we recognize and use in a Granola smoothie today.
By either name, Granola is a nutritious and healthy food with nuts, rolled oats, honey and, occasionally, puffed rice. Here we have a Granola Strawberry Fruit Smoothie that makes full use of this tasty treat and adds in fresh fruit to give you a healthy start to your day.
Its also easy to turn this Granola smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 1/2 cup Granola
- 1/2 cup Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 1/2 cups Greek Strawberry Yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk (low fat, no fat, 2%, your choice)
- 1 tbsp. Chia seed