I love this smoothie as an afternoon snack sometimes – or after a long run. My son Finn likes it anytime! Those are his hands at the ready… He’s my chief-taste-tester (a hard job, by someone has to do it right)!
The hero ingredient in this recipe is chia, which is a great source of protein, fibre and omega 3, just to name some benefits. Here’s the recipe…
Banana Chia Smoothie
2 cups of milk (I use almond milk but you can use any kind)
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 teaspoon of honey
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground linseed (if you have it in the cupboard, I sometimes leave this out)
½ teaspoon of vanilla bean powder
1 scoop protein powder (I use this for an extra protein boost sometimes, but you can leave it out if you wish).
¼ cup chia seeds (black or white)
Place all the ingredients (except the chia) into a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in the chia next and then leave the mixture in the fridge for roughly 20-minutes while the chia plumps up. Then get a spoon and scoop it out to enjoy! I sometimes put coconut and shaved dark chocolate on top too to garnish. Or it’s extra yummy with some yoghurt too!