A lot of folks don’t think about smoothies until spring and summer come around and that is a shame. Even when the weather isn’t the best, smoothies are a tasty way to add both fruit and veggies to your diet. Take, for example, this Orange Banana smoothie. It has just three ingredients, is easy to make, delicious to drink and healthy all by itself.
But it is also very easy to turn this smoothie treat into a nutritional super 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 taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
Fire up your favorite blender and mix:
-1 cup of orange juice
-1 previously frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing)
-2 kiwi fruits, cut in chunks (preferably peeled)
-1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Blend until smooth, pour into a chilled glass ad top with a refreshing orange slice.