Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

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Sweet, creamy banana, tart peaches, and crunchy chia seeds make this banana peach chia smoothie a healthy, hearty treat for babies and toddlers of all ages. It doubles as a fresh puree for baby as well as a healthy snack for toddlers and adults alike.

Smoothies are a great way to introduce babies to a variety of flavours in one bite. 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 just as important to our kids with a varied menu and entice their palates by introducing and alternating between different textures and flavours.

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

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.

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

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!).

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

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

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

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.

(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

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

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

*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.

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

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

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

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.

Banana Peach Chia Smoothie

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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 ;-)

  • 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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