Banana Peach Chia Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

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Smoothies are a great way to mix up baby’s daily menu. As adults, we eat a variety of foods on a daily basis, yet we tend to feed baby the same foods every day!

It’s time to jazz up the menu by offering a variety of textures and flavours to baby rather than the same ole’ purees every day!

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The concept is simple; choose fresh, seasonal, organic (whenever possible) fruits (and veggies), and combine them with a variety of additional flavour and health-enhancing ingredients, such as Greek yogurt, coconut flakes, flax seeds, and in this case, chia seeds.

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The sweet bananas and tangy peaches combined with the coconut milk make for a tropical inspired summer drink (of course, us adults could add a few extra ingredients in there to liven it up!).

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This smoothie also doubles as a fruit pudding! When consumed immediately, the chia seeds add a crunchy bite to the smoothie.

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You can also prepare ahead of snack time and store the smoothie in the fridge for a few hours, allowing the chia seeds to thicken into a dense, tapioca-style pudding.

Ingredients
(Yields 2-4 servings)
2 large ripe peaches, peeled and quartered
2 frozen bananas, peeled and quartered
1 tbs. raw honey, optional
1 heaping tbs. chia seeds
unsweetened coconut milk or liquid of choice, quantity as desired

Preparation
Place all ingredients in a large blender and puree until combined and smooth.

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*TIP: Add a small amount of of coconut milk at a time (about 1/4 cup) then continue to add as needed until you get the desired consistency.

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Serve immediately, garnished with additional chia seeds for added crunch, if desired.

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This smoothie is best consumed immediately. Although you can store it in the fridge for a day, be mindful that the bananas and peaches will lose their bright colour and freshness.

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  • mail4rosey

    Now I’m wondering if the seeds get soft or dissolve? I think I’d like them with the crunch when you first put them in there. This looks/sounds tasty!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      It depends on how long you leave them to sit…they will eventually dissolve and you’ll end up with a REALLY thick smoothie! I also like the crunch ;-)

  • http://www.tami-marie.com/ Tami

    I’ve been on a smoothie craze lately, so this is definitely something that I want to try for myself. Thanks for the share.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      You’ll love it…I think next time I’m going to throw in some raspberries too ;-)

  • monica

    What a lucky little babe to enjoy such a yummy drink! My kiddos LOVE smoothies and really enjoy helping to make them. I never use Chia seeds – thanks again for the idea.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      They went to town on this smoothie, lol! My son actually helped me make it…I can’t wait for my daughter to get involved too!

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