½ cup strawberries fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ medium bananas ripe, frozen (about 2 cups)
¼ cup Greek yogurt, non-fat
1 tablespoon peanut powder
¼ cup milk unsweetened, (almond, cashew, soy, coconut or dairy)
¼ cup ice cubes
1. Make the Strawberry Chia Jam: Puree the strawberries in a blender until smooth, about 15 seconds. If the strawberries are frozen, microwave the berries in a bowl for 2 minutes before blending. Transfer puree to a bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons chia seeds. Stir and then allow to sit for 20 minutes for a slightly thickened jelly, or 1 hour for a thicker jelly. Refrigerate if you are not using right away. This can be made up to 5 days in advance, especially if you like to meal prep.
2. Make the Peanut Butter Smoothie: Rinse the blender and add frozen bananas broken into smaller pieces, yogurt, peanut butter powder, milk, and ice. Puree until smooth, about 60 to 90 seconds. Add the desired amount of strawberry chia jelly and peanut butter smoothie to a glass. Mix and enjoy!
Recipe and photo courtesy Jessica Gavin @ Jessica Gavin Culinary Scientist