Never in a million years would I have put these ingredients together and thought it would become my new favorite.
As odd as it sounds, I don’t add banana very often to my smoothies. And I’ve never used chia seeds in my life. Yet, I absolutely loved this delightful little treat the moment I tried it.
It’s a DOLE recipe. A bunch of bloggers and I were served this and many, many other delicious delights when we visited with them in LA a few weeks ago. This is the recipe I keep coming back to, again and again. I’ve had it first thing in the morning when my standard green juice just wasn’t going to cut it. I’ve had it in the evening when I wanted a healthy sweet treat. I haven’t made it for lunch just yet, but I’m pretty sure that’s just around the corner.
I made a few changes to the original recipe. I didn’t bother soaking the chia seeds and I love the texture this way. I’m sure I’d love it after soaking them, too, but who can plan that far ahead? I just want my smoothie when I want it :) I also skipped the stevia sweetener. I have some (I use Truvia, it’s my favorite) but I don’t feel this particular smoothie needs any extra sweetener. You, of course, may have a sweeter tooth than me, so by all means, add some if you wish!
- 2 teaspoons whole chia seeds
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup DOLE frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon stevia sweetener
- 1 cup vanilla soy milk OR almond milk
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend at high speed until smooth and creamy.