Super healthy recipe for this delicious Chia Berry Smoothie

Published Sunday, Feb 8 2015, 17:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
if you're suffering from the mid winter blues, why not try this recipe for a pick-me-up super healthy berry smoothie?

A key ingredient is the new superfood on the block - Chia.

chia berry smoothie from the chia co

© The Chia Co.

Native to central America, this member of the mint family is believed to have been grown by the Aztecs as a source of food and nutrition.

Chia is packed with nutrients, fibre, protein, antioxidants and that all-important fatty acid, Omega 3. This recipe from chef Kate McAloon is great for a mid-week breakfast on the run or an afternoon treat.

Berries, Acai or Maqui powder gives this smoothie its bright and vibrant colour as well as its delicious taste.


  • 1½ cup (375ml) milk of choice
  • ½ cup yoghurt
  • 1 cup (130g) frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup (150g) halved frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana (chopped)
  • 1–2 tbsp honey or agave nectar (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp acai powder or maqui powder
  • 2 tbsp protein powder
  • 1–2 tbsp white Chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chia oil (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Chia bran (optional)


1 Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 1–2 minutes until well combined.

2 Check to taste if more sweetener or liquid is required and blend again.

3 Serve immediately and sprinkle with Chia seeds. Smoothie can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 2 large /4 small glasses

Cook's Tip: Freeze the fruit at least the evening before or use fresh fruit but add ice cubes to make the smoothie thick and creamy.