Around snack time my kids wanted something to eat and I haven't restocked our healthy fridge snack box so of course they come to me to find out what they can nibble on. Amberly wanted a smoothie and I had just been given a tip to try adding chia seeds to a smoothie for a boost of energy so that's what we tested out in the kitchen.
I used apple juice for this smoothie. We don't typically drink juice in our house but for a smoothie to blend well and taste good I find you need a cup of juice. And remember my cool smoothie tip from this post about adding liquid to the blender.
Amberly knows I can easily get distracted so she got everything out and on the counter.
Here's what you'll need to recreate this at home:
1 cup apple juice
1 cup organic yogurt - I used Stonyfield Smooth & Creamy Vanilla flavored
3 heaping cups frozen fruit - pineapple, mango peach, strawberry
2 Tbsp chia seeds - I used Chosen Foods
optional - kiwi slices to garnish
When you've added everything to the blender (remember liquid goes in first!), cover and blend for 2 minutes on high.
This recipe made 3 kids size smoothies and one tall smoothie.
The verdict? The kids loved it and were arguing over who got the last bit that was left.
I have to say this one ranks right up there with the Organic Tropical Smoothie Surprise we made recently. If you didn't see that one, I highly recommend you give it a try. It's perfect for breakfast!
Be sure to PIN THIS TO YOUR SMOOTHIE BOARD!
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