Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Smoothie

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One of my biggest hobbies is researching the health benefits of whole foods and relaying to you the bits of information I uncover. Food that heals and empowers is mostly what I show you here, even if I have been known to eat a Chipotle burrito or twelve in real life. I wholeheartedly believe in my “eat well, eat often” mantra, and enjoy fueling my day with easy and digestible food. I find smoothies can cover so many nutritional bases, while being completely delicious  and requiring only seconds to make.

BRING IT IN FOR A HEALTH WARRIOR CHIA HUDDLE

A while back, I showed you Coconut Chia Seed Pudding, followed by Steel Cut Oatmeal with Peaches, Yogurt, and Chia Seeds. I’ve been hooked on chia ever since. I’m stuck on chia brand cause chia’s stuck on me. Woop! Chia seeds have become a go-to food I add to pretty much everything, which is why I was thrilled when I was contacted by Health Warrior, a health-centric company that sells chia seeds and chia bars.

 

WHAT I MAKE WITH CHIA SEEDS. . .

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Smoothie | http://www.theroastedroot.net

Health Warrior sent me their white chia seeds to try, which I promptly made into a smoothie. A chocolate peanut butter chia seed smoothie.

I like my smoothies to be…well…smooth, so I was worried the chia seeds would add undesirable texture. They did no such thing! They blended like a dream, making my chia seed smoothie creamy, rich, satisfying, and delicious.

 

I now add chia seeds to every single smoothie I make, and many of my salads. I also use chia seeds in my pancakes and chocolate truffles. When my sweet tooth kicks in, I whip up a big batch of chia seed pudding (which I keep naturally sweetened with maple syrup), so that I have a week’s worth of tasty breakfast, snack, and/or dessert.  Everything I’ve made using chia seeds takes seconds, as they are a low-maintenance add in for a nice nutrition boost.

Stay tuned for a salad recipe with chia seeds, comin’ atcha tomorrow!

 

SEEDS WITH BENEFITS

Why do we love chia seeds? They are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on earth. One bag of Health Warrior chia seeds is equivalent to (get this!) the omega 3s in 10 pounds of salmon, the protein in 3 pounds of tofu, the fiber of 4 pounds of oatmeal, and the magnesium equivalent to 15 pounds of brocoli. ALL of that in one 16-ounce bag of chia seeds!

 

Make yourself a chocolate peanut butter chia seed smoothie, and come back tomorrow for a tasty salad recipe with chia seeds!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Smoothie | http://www/theroastedroot.net

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Smoothie

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put it all in a blender and blend until completely smooth.

Recipe Notes

You can also add a Health Warrior Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Bar to this smoothie!

 

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Comments

  1. Tieghan

    Chia seeds are so fun! I love watching them get all big and goopy! LOL! This shake looks awesome. I am always down for the chocolate peanut butter combo!

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  2. Ally

    I’ve been trying to find a way I like chia seeds. Somehow, just eating a spoonful like some people do doesn’t work so well for me. I think smoothies and/or bars would be a vast improvement!

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    1. Julia Post author

      Oh man, they’re all so tasty, but I like the coconut and the apple cinnamon the best. I’ve been carrying them around with me in my purse with the whole just-in-case-I-get-hungry-or-the-Apocalypse-happens excuse, but really I just enjoy chain-eating them 😉

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  3. Courtney A.

    I LOVE Chia Seeds!!! I add them to everything as well….oatmeal, smoothies, pudding, cereal, greek yogurt, waffles/pancakes….basically anything and everything I make!

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  4. Anna

    I have recently jumped all over the Chia seed bandwagon! I am trying every new recipe I can get my hands on. I definitely have to try these new Chia Bars ASAP!

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  5. Beth C

    Yum Yum chia! I’m excited to put chia into my smoothie tomorrow morning with chocolate protein powder, banana, and some PB! I also love throwing a tablespoon or two of chia into my granola. Great post!

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  6. Heather

    Chia seeds are excellent in porridge and smoothies; haven’t tried pancakes or other baked goods, but certainly love to experiment. I wonder if these bars would hold up in overseas travel to my deployed husband? They’d be a great go-to energy boost during long flights!

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    1. Julia Post author

      Funny you mention eating them on flights – I brought them with me on my trip to Denver and snacked on them while I was meandering around the airport 🙂 I would assume they would hold up in a package to your husband…lucky man!

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  7. Tiffany

    I love Chia seeds and I add them to my smoothies all the time. I also love making chia seed puddings. I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

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    1. Alison

      Try an avocado. Sounds weird but it makes it super creamy like a milkshake. You will probably want to add extra maple syrup though because the banana adds sweetness

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  8. Tina

    looking forward to trying this smoothie – already have added chia to some other green smoothies and on my oatmeal. yum!

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  9. Suzie

    Love chia seeds! I recently started using them in all my smoothies too! I’m looking forward to trying you chocolate peanut butter smoothie.

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  10. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    I used to be in LOVE with chia seeds…and then we broke up…but we just happened to bump into each other in The Pantry the other day and had quite the conversation over breakfast. We’re taking things slow for now, but who knows, we may be smoothie-ing it up this weekend. And I want you to know I have no shame sharing my little story with someone who fancies a “C” out of chia seeds…but now I feel like the rest of my comment should be read in a British accent since I just used the term “fancies”! Ha! 😉

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    1. Alison

      Weird, I definitely did start reading that in a British accent when you said “fancies”. Your voice instantly changed in my head! 🙂

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  11. Alison

    I make a smoothie like this every time I crave chocolate, but I’ve been using cocoa. I think it’s time to make the switch to cacao! Think about trying the smoothie without the syrup sometime. I find that the banana is sweet enough.. and adding a splash of vanilla extract can be fun too 🙂

    PS, it’s funny that we have to do math to post comments. I’m a little rusty, thanks for helping me practice

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  12. Gloria R.

    Now a fan of Health Warrior on Facebook. Had to pin the Pumpkin Chia butter before I left. That sounds yummy too. 🙂

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  13. Jeffrey

    I’ve just recently added Chia Seeds to my diet and use them in my morning oats and in quick breads. I have yet to try Health Warrior Bars, they sound awesome! I’m currently training for the longest run of my life and use bars similar to these to supplement my diet. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  14. Micah

    This looks delicious! I can never say no to anything chocolate/peanut butter. I love to make Chia Fresca for my post workout hydration, especially in the summer). A glass of water, 1-2 T. of chia seeds and some type of fresh fruit juice (lemon, lime, sour cherry). So refreshing!

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  15. Alyssa M

    I’ve been wanting to try incorporating chia seeds into my dishes and your recipe can break the ice for me! I’ve never had them before!

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  16. Lauren Fowler RDN

    Love chia seeds! They go in every smoothie I make too, and I’ve been known to sneak them in other random foods I make. Just a note-they do have more omega 3s than salmon, but our bodies can only convert and use a small amount of them, so fish is still a better source of omega 3s. They’re still a nutrition powerhouse in other ways, though!

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  17. brek

    Simple, yet perfect recipe. Chia are a perfect protein add to breakfast. This looks wonderful! Thanks yet again for the inspiration!!! 🙂

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