This Orange Chia Smoothie tastes just like an Orange Creamsicle!
At the smoothie cafe, my first job, there was a smoothie that was similar to this recipe. I remember the yogurt that was in that recipe was liquid and we pumped it into the smoothies. The recipe I have for you contains chia seeds, and no liquid, pumpable, yogurt.
Last year was the year of “Green Juices and Smoothies”, this year is chia seeds. Ch-Ch-Chia Pets? who remembers that? Yes, they are the same! When it comes to purchasing chia seeds, they can be found in various grocery stores, including Wal-Mart and Aldi. Chia seeds have many benefits including:
- aid in sleeping
- contain antioxidants, vitamins, omega-3 oil, fiber, and minerals
- aids in curbing appetite
This Orange Chia smoothie has fresh oranges that have been peeled, orange juice, Greek yogurt, honey, vanilla, and ice.
PEELING AN ORANGE
For more fun recipes:
- 1 orange peeled
- 2 TBSP honey
- 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tsp . vanilla extract
- 1 tsp . chia seeds
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 cups ice
- Place chia seeds in a small glass and add enough water to cover the seeds. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes.
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until well mixed.