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Beverage, Kid Friendly, Summer, Breakfast |130 calories per serving|10 minute recipe

Strawberry Chia Smoothie

This content was last updated on January 10, 2020

Smoothies aren’t just a summer fad. This breakfast blend of fruit, milk and seeds is full of protein, calcium and fiber to get your day started right. Strawberries contain ellagic acid, which may act as an antioxidant and decrease inflammation. Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, rich in omega-3s and provide a good source of protein.

Ingredients

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  • 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
Makes 1 serving (1 cup ). Per serving: 130 calories, 3.5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 20 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 6 g dietary fiber, 70 mg sodium, 14 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.

Directions

  1. Place milk and chia seeds in a blender and let sit while measuring remaining ingredients.
  2. Add strawberries, preserves, orange zest, ginger and vanilla to blender. Whirl on high speed until smoothie is blended and creamy, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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