Eat This: The Hunger-Busting Blueberry Chia Smoothie
This delicious blueberry chia smoothie is a go-to on busy mornings for my husband and I.
At about 275 calories, 12 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fibre, its a perfect to-go breakfast that keeps me full! This recipe is packed full of magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, and B!
I find most smoothies tend to leave me famished by 10 am, but for THIS smoothie I’ve added chia for fibre, and hemp for protein and heart healthy fats- ALL big contributors to signalling satiety (the feeling of fullness). It will help keep your cravings at bay all morning!
I also like to add a bit of protein powder for an extra protein punch – but tend to add less than a serving as I don’t particularly enjoy the the chalkiness that occurs when you add two scoops!
Blueberry Chia Smoothie
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup kale
- 1 Tbsp chia (preferably ground, but can be added whole)
- 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 cup milk (cow's, soy, or almond all work great!)
- ½-3/4 cup water - to desired thinness
- Combine all ingredients in blender
- Blend until smooth
- Enjoy breakfast sooner rather than later - chia can thicken if it sits too long. If this is a concern for you, omit the chia
Smoothie Tips and Tricks:
Aiming for more protein? Double your hemp seeds, or add protein powder! We typically add 1 scoop of protein powder in this smoothie and I find it doesn’t make it too sweet that way, and you don’t notice the ‘chalky’ taste as much.
I often add a bit of frozen spinach to this smoothie. I freeze any greens about to turn that we haven’t finished for the week, and just grab a handful to add to the blender as needed. It’s a sneaky way to get in more greens without noticing!
275 calories, 12 grams protein, 20g fat 8 grams fibre (*based on cow’s milk)