New American Plate Challenge

Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie

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Weekly Recipe
Serves 1

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 a good protein source.


Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups
  • 4 Teaspoons
    chia seeds
  • 1 Cup
    fresh strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon
    strawberry fruit spread, or to taste
  • 2 Teaspoons
    orange zest
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    vanilla

Instructions

  1. In blender, place milk and chia seeds 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. Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve immediately.

Nutrition: Per serving: 249 calories, 5 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 44 g carbohydrate, 9 g protein, 9 g dietary fiber, 90 mg sodium.

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