This strawberry and chia smoothie is the best smoothie for berry lovers because it only requires three ingredients. It also takes a minute to make, perfect for those busy mornings.
I think I might have mentioned before that I’m not a morning person. I am not all chirpy and happy when I wake up — in fact, I would prefer if everybody could stay out of my way for an hour or so until I come to life. This is where easy smoothies come super handy — as you may imagine, I’m also not a fan of overly complicated breakfasts.
This strawberry and chia smoothie only takes a minute to make and is one of my summer favourites. I also make it successfully in winter using frozen strawberries, but I have it at least once a week in the summer when Scottish strawberries are incredible and I always seem to have a lot of them in the fridge.
While I do like bananas in smoothies (quite a lot, in fact), I sometimes feel like I’m abusing them, so I create smoothies without bananas in them. This is such an example — a strawberry smoothie without banana that is still super creamy and sweet.
What do you need to make this strawberry smoothie?
All you need for this strawberry smoothie recipe are the following:
- 400 g (2 1/2 cups) fresh strawberries, halved if they are too big
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) Greek yoghurt (I prefer the full-fat variety for extra creaminess, but you can go for the low-fat version if you want.)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
And that’s all. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If the strawberries are not very sweet, you can add 1 tsp agave or maple syrup. I don’t particularly like very sweet smoothies, and I feel like the sweetness of the strawberries is more than enough.
You can also add some ice cubes if you use fresh strawberries but want your smoothie to be super frosty.
Why use chia seeds in smoothies?
Chia seeds are the ingredient that transforms this smoothie into a nutritional bomb. Just one tablespoon of chia seeds contains 4 grams of dietary fiber and 2 grams of protein, which is excellent if you want a high-protein and high-fibre smoothie to keep you full until lunch.
In total, this smoothie will provide you with a whopping 15 grams of protein and 12 grams of fibre!
Chia seeds are also packed with antioxidants and omega3 fat acids, so adding them to your breakfast regularly makes a lot of sense.
If you liked this strawberry and chia smoothie, have a look at some of my other healthy smoothie recipes:
- 400 g (2 1/2 cups) fresh strawberries (frozen work too)
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) full-fat Greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for a minute until smooth.
Add 1 tsp agave or maple syrup for extra sweetness if you want.
Add 1/2 cup of ice to make the smoothie extra frosty.
Amount Per Serving Calories 307Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 12mgSodium 140mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 12gSugar 33gProtein 15g
Nutritional information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.