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Meatless Monday: Blueberry-mint chia seed smoothies

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

Blend up breakfast!

Nothing tops fresh fruit, especially when it takes center stage at breakfast! This smoothie recipe adds fresh blueberries to the mix to make the morning special.

Blueberry-mint chia seed smoothies

Healthy, filling and loaded with fresh flavors, this Meatless Monday recipe for blueberry-mint chia seed smoothies gets your day off to a good start. Fresh blueberries and mint pack the flavor punch, and the chia seeds help keep you feeling full. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, antioxidants and protein, and they are one of the richest plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Try this trick: Freeze your bananas ahead of time, then use them in your smoothies. Since they're frozen, they take the place of ice cubes and help prevent a watered-down drink. To freeze bananas, first remove the peel. Then cut the banana into 2-inch pieces and add them to a sealable freezer bag. When you're ready to use them, just pop them out of the freezer and into your blender!

Blueberry-mint chia seed smoothie recipe

Yields 2 (6 ounce) smoothies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3-4 mint leaves, to taste, plus extra for garnish

Directions:

  1. First add the blueberries and banana to a blender, then top them with the yogurt, chia seeds, honey and mint leaves.
  2. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning, as needed.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with a few mint leaves.

Enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie for a Meatless Monday meal!

More Meatless Monday recipes

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Grilled vegetables with lemon-basil aioli
Southwestern kale salad with lime dressing

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