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July 18, 2023

Recipe: Summer Smoothie with Cherries and Chia

by Doris Nicolas-Mir, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDCES

Smoothies are a wonderful way to cool down on these hot summer days. With only four ingredients this is a quick option for breakfast or a snack. If you are using it as a meal option, consider adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder. This smoothie is high in potassium, vitamin C and fiber making it a nutrient dense treat.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

0 minutes


2 servings


1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, divided

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 cups frozen cherries

1 banana


  1. Place ¾ cup of the almond milk in a bowl and add the chia seeds. Set aside to soak for 10 minutes.
  2. While the chia seeds are soaking add the rest of the almond milk, cherries, and banana to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Once the chia seeds have soaked for 10 minutes, add them to the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend again until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 smoothie

Calories: 216, Fat: 5g, Protein: 5g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 8g, Sodium: 131mg

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