Strawberry Chia Smoothie

Chia seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and can easily be added to salads, cereal, rice dishes or yogurt. Chia seeds are an excellent fiber source, heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and a good source of protein.


3/4 cup skim milk
4 tsp. chia seeds
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 Tbsp. strawberry fruit spread, or to taste
2 tsp. orange zest
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In blender, place milk and chia seeds and let sit while measuring remaining ingredients.

Add strawberries, preserves, orange zest, ginger and vanilla to blender. Whirl on high speed until smoothie is blended and creamy, about 1 minute. Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve immediately. Makes 1 smoothie.

Per serving: 249 calories, 5 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 44 g carbohydrate, 9 g protein, 9 g dietary fiber, 90 mg sodium.

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