Raspberry and Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds

This bright and vibrant smoothie is made from raspberries and mango as well as a healthy dose of the superfood chia seeds!

Raspberry and Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds Recipe from Supper in the Suburbs

Detox and Retox!

January is a really difficult month for me. Naturally, I’ve over-indulged during the festive season and like the rest of the Western world I’m trying to find a way to shed the pounds of gingerbread clinging to my thighs. I don’t go in for fad diets, detoxes or cleanses. In the 25 years I’ve spent on the Earth I’ve learnt pretty quickly that the way you lose weight is to eat less and move more. Simple right?

Well it is and it isn’t… because January may be the month I vow to exercise more and eat more fruit and veggies but it’s also a month which has a whole host of birthdays (including mine on the 16th and my Mum’s just passed) as well as mine and Jon’s anniversary. So for every few days I spend trying to watch what I eat I end up splurging on a big meal out and a cocktail or five.

But, if it’s one thing that makes me feel better on a Sunday morning post-partying it’s a healthy dose of fruit. Swapping breakfast for a tall glass of Β fruit smoothie is one way to start the day – it’s certainly more tasty than a slice of wholemeal toast or a Wheatabix!

I love this Raspberry and Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds it tastes fantastic and is filling too find the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs

Raspberry and Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds Recipe

There’s no brighter and sunnier fruit than the mango so it’s a must in any pick-me-up smoothie. We always have a batch of frozen raspberries in the freezer so they are another staple for me when it comes to whipping upΒ aΒ breakfast smoothie! I’ve also chucked in a banana and yogurt as well as chia seeds.

This sunny Raspberry and Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds is a great way to start the day find the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs

I’d never really jumped on the chia seed bandwagon until I found them right next to the till during the Holland & Barrett penny sale! Pitched as being a fantastic source of both fibre and protein they seemed an obvious choice for adding to breakfast and so they found their way into this Raspberry and Mango Smoothie recipe. To make your own smoothie simply follow the recipe below.

Raspberry and Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • Flesh of 3 mangoes
  • 100g raspberries
  • 1 banana
  • 6 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a high powered blended and blitz on high for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Add extra yogurt, as required, until the smoothie is the desired consistency.
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Since trying chia seeds in smoothies I can testify they definitely make you feel fuller for longer. They are a really simple addition to your smoothie yet have so many fantastic benefits. I like to top this Raspberry and Mango Smoothie off with extra slices of mango and a sprinkling of the wonder seeds! It looks rather stunning doesn’t it?

Have you tried chia seeds either in smoothies or perhaps in another recipe? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Raspberry and Mango Smoothie with Chia Seeds is a fantastic breakfast recipe

I know that smoothies aren’t for everyone. I certainly couldn’t have one for breakfast every day like some people do, but I do think they make a really nice change at the weekends when I can spend a little bit longer preparing my breakfast and turning it into something really special.

Are you a smoothie fan? Why not share your favourite recipe below?

33 comments

    1. Hi Dannii! January is obviously a good year to be born in but boy does it mean there is a lot of cake! I wish I’d bought a bag of chia seeds sooner…I’ll be making chia pudding before you know it…

  1. It really does look stunning and sounds fabulously tasty too. Chia seeds are great in smoothies for sure, but where would we be without fragrant colourful luscious fruit?

    1. Thanks Choclette! I was quite pleased with how the photos turned out. You are dead right though you can’t beat fresh fruit as vibrant as this!

  2. Just bought a Ninja thingy so am all over smoothie recipes at the moment. I’ve resisted chia seeds cos so many people make them sound so worthy but you may have swayed me with this recipe. Will wait for the next penny sale! Looks so pretty- can only be good for you! Thanks for sharing it.

    1. Claire you are so like me! If the hype sounds too good to be true I tend to stay away but the penny sale is definitely a good time to give them a try πŸ˜€ let me know what you think when you get a chance to try them πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Laura! They are so tasty they don’t really taste of anything to be honest! They are just a tiny bit larger than a poppy seed and not all that different tbh! They are a good way of bulking out a smoothie (like you might do with oats) without really adding any extra flavour πŸ™‚

    1. Perfect timing Karyn it was clearly meant tot be! This is my new favourite smoothie recipe I hope you like it as much as I do!

  3. YUM!!! I had mango the other day that was so perfectly perfectly ripe, all I could do was rip the eat it stood up in the kitchen! Next time I’ll try and hold back long enough to whizz it up into this smoothie πŸ˜‰
    Janie x

    1. Haha thanks Janie! There is nothing like a super ripe mango is there? It actually tastes of sunshine. I don’t blame you devouring it so quickly but definitely give this a go next time πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Annie! I love my food to be bright and colourful, just the way nature intended it πŸ™‚ this is now my favourite smoothie recipe. I hope you like it as much as I do!

  4. I’m loving this smoothie recipe. I’ve resolved to make smoothies 3 mornings a week this year and I’m loving this inspiration. I’m pretty sure I have all the ingredients I need for this one too, so I’m thinking this would be a great way to start out the week!

    1. Fantastic resolution Rachel! If you like this you might also like my Raspberry and Oat smoothie which is also on the blog πŸ™‚

    1. Ooooh a Nutribullet! Jealous πŸ˜› I have an old Kenwood that barely blends now lol! I know what you mean. I like them, they give a nice texture but whether they are as super as people say I don’t know…

  5. Hi, i was just wondering what you meant by flesh of three mangoes? Thanks! Gonna try and make this one tomorrow morning πŸ˜€

    1. Hi Oriane. Peel 3 mangos, discard the stones from the centre and put the rest in the blender! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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