Tropical Chia Fruit Smoothie

  This dreamy combination of banana, mango & pineapple blend together for a seriously delicious, creamy tropical treat + dates give it that extra Oomph!  I threw this smoothie together earlier in the week & couldn't wait to make it again and share with you all. This is a perfect, healthy alternative for satisfying that sweet tooth for ice cream or fro-yo now that warmer days are upon us. You can totally make this with/without the chia seeds - I prefer chia to add in a bit of protein + omega-3 goodness. Topped off with shredded coconut & an extra dash of cinnamon - YUM.

Tropical Chia Fruit Smoothie

- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 4 dates
- cinnamon
- 2 Tbspn chia seeds
- unsweetened, vanilla almond milk

Side Note: I have stopped adding my chia seeds into the blender. Instead, I simply leave them in my mason jar, pour smoothie mixture in & stir everything together with a fork. 1) chia seeds are super gooey, gelatinous little suckers, sticking to everything in sight. 2) because they stick so badly, you wind up washing them down the sink when cleaning out the blender. I hated wasting all those chia seeds so, there ya have it....the latest in smoothie development. Brilliant! ha

There's actually very little liquid in this, I added a little water and another splash of almond milk to the fruit in the blender. No doubt a personal preference, but I enjoy a thicker, creamier consistency which makes me believe I'm enjoying ice cream. Ok, not really...but close! Enjoy & Happy Sunday! xx
LS

Tropical Chia Fruit Smoothie
Tropical Chia Fruit Smoothie
banana, mango, pineapple & dates
banana, mango, pineapple & dates
fruits + cinnamon
fruits + cinnamon
chia seeds + almond milk
chia seeds + almond milk
Tropical Chia Fruit Smoothie
Tropical Chia Fruit Smoothie

I presoaked my chia seeds in almond milk for a good 1.5 hours before making the smoothie. I poured just enough almond milk to cover the chia seeds.