This Berry Chia Smoothie Bowl is a nutrient dense meal to kick off your day. Even better, it’s so colorful and pretty, even before you dig in, you’ll start your day on a positive note.
Why Chia Seeds?
If you want to incorporate more superfoods in your diet, chia seeds are a great place to start. They’re easy to sprinkle onto almost any dish to give you an instant dose of omega 3’s, fiber, and calcium.
In fact, chia seeds are one of the richest plant-based sources of omega-3’s. Good for your brain, cholesterol levels, and overall inflammation. And unlike flax seeds, you get the benefits of chia seeds without needing to grind them.
Chia seeds are also a great source of antioxidants, helping you stay healthy and age gracefully.
Best of all, because of all the protein, fiber and the way chia seeds gel when mixed with liquids, they help you feel full and satisfied. This is something I discovered the first time I had Chia Pudding and despite the small serving size, found I couldn’t finish it.
Why Smoothie Bowls?
I started eating more smoothie bowls when the sound of the blender mixing up my morning smoothie at 6 am was irritating the rest of my family. Similar in concept to a yogurt parfait, smoothie bowls are easier because you don’t have to take time to layer them, you just throw everything in a bowl.
Usually, I just play around with different yogurt toppings. But when you’re just starting out, it’s really nice to have a recipe to work from. Carrington Farms shared this Berry Chia Smoothie Bowl recipe with me and I think it’s the perfect one to start with.
It’s full of yummy ingredients, including a nice dose of chia seeds. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Berry Chia Smoothie Bowl Recipe
This Berry Chia Smoothie Bowl is a great recipe to win the kids over with too. It’s loaded with fruit for sweetness and the yogurt and chia seeds provide a ton of long-lasting energy to fuel them all morning long.
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup kefir or probiotic yogurt drink of choice
- 1 Tbsp + 1/4 tsp Carrington Farms Chia Seeds
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 1 dried fig sliced
- 1 strawberry sliced (or fruit of choice)
Blend frozen berries, 1 Tbsp chia seeds and kefir to a thick consistency, for about 20 seconds.
Pour into a small bowl and layer fruit and remaining chia seeds on top. Bring out your favorite spoon and enjoy this delicious smoothie bowl with probiotic benefits!