Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Watermelon Chia Smoothie

4 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 6 Comments

I told you I was obsessed with watermelon, right? I can’t get enough and thankfully, it’s one of the few fruits both kids love.

The idea hit me to use some in a smoothie one morning when I wasn’t really hungry yet very parched after a sweaty summer workout. I just wanted something really refreshing.

Watermelon Chia Smoothie

Chia seeds have become my second go-to item for breakfast when I’m not in the mood for eggs. They are fun, versatile and easy to prepare or add to foods for a nutritional boost. I’m starting to see them more readily available, too.

Anyway, this smoothie totally hit the spot this morning. It’s light yet filling, and the texture isn’t as “slimy” as some other chia-based drinks I’ve tried in the past because I don’t soak them first.

Here’s what I did…

  • 200g cubed watermelon
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (12g)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey (5g)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 10 ice cubes

Put the watermelon, chia seeds, lime juice, honey and salt in the blender.

Watermelon Chia Smoothie - Step 1

Process for a few seconds until smooth.

Watermelon Chia Smoothie - step 2

Now that you have a liquid base, add the ice cubes and blend again until smooth.

Watermelon Chia Smoothie - step 3

Enjoy!

Watermelon Chia Smoothie - All Done

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
135 5g 6g old: 2 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
16g 1g 24g 4g

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    Jody - Fit at 55

    July 11, 2013

    That looks really good AND refreshing!!! Reply

    Anna

    July 11, 2013

    I love chia seeds. Thanks for the new recipe. Reply

    Lonnie Thaler

    July 12, 2013

    Wow! That smoothie looks so deliciously refreshing. I would like to try that recipe. Watermelon is also my favorite. :-) Reply

    Dave

    July 14, 2013

    That looks awesome! I've been using lots of chia seeds lately, they're totally my new thing! It's replaced flax seeds in my diet. I guess that's where the protein comes from in your nutritional info? I wonder if I could put even more chia seeds and use it as a post-workout drink. Thanks for sharing! Reply

    Ben

    July 16, 2013

    Oh wow, that look amazing! I can't wait to try this. I've been looking for a new smoothie recipe to drink in the morning before I go jogging and this is just perfect. Reply

    Jamie

    September 5, 2013

    Wow! I was surprised at how much flavor this had! Delicious! Thanks! Reply