I have a delicious chia seeds smoothie for weight loss recipe for you today. 

The smoothie is ideal for breakfast as a meal replacement or an afternoon snack!

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Chia Seeds Smoothie For Weight Loss

Chia Seeds Smoothie For Weight Loss

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Sip on a chia seeds smoothie for weight loss, a blend of fiber-rich chia seeds and nutritious ingredients to help you feel full and energize your slimming journey.

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1 medium-sized banana (peeled)
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add the chia seeds in a cup, and add 3-4 tbsp of water. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. After the chia seeds have expanded, add them to the blender first with the banana, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
  4. Pour into a cup and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 322
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Fat: 8.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 12.3g
  • Protein: 8.7g

Why You Will Love This Weight Loss Chia Seed Smoothie

Chia Seeds Smoothie For Weight Loss served in a tall thick glass cup

The reason why I always make this chia seed smoothie when I am trying to lose weight is because it’s very filling and very nutritious.

When it comes to losing weight, we often consume less nutrients than we need, to cut down on calories.

But you can do both – cut down on calories and still obtain all the nutrients you need. 

Other reasons why you will love this smoothie include:

  1. Rich in Nutrients: Chia seeds are a superfood, packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein, complementing the vitamins and minerals from pineapple and banana for a nutrient-dense beverage.
  2. Promotes Satiety: The high fiber content from chia seeds and fruits helps keep you feeling full longer, reducing the urge to snack and supporting weight loss.
  3. Energy Boosting: The natural sugars in pineapple and banana provide quick energy, while the healthy fats in chia seeds offer sustained energy release, making this smoothie an ideal start to the day or a midday pick-me-up.
  4. Versatile and Customizable: Easily adaptable, you can modify this smoothie to suit dietary preferences or add extra ingredients like protein powder or spinach for an additional nutrient boost.
  5. Supports Digestive Health: Besides promoting satiety, the fiber in chia seeds and fruits aids in maintaining a healthy digestive system, which is crucial for effective weight loss and overall well-being.
  6. Simple and Quick Preparation: With just four ingredients and minimal prep required, this smoothie is perfect for those seeking nutritious, weight-friendly options without spending much time in the kitchen.

If you love this chia seed smoothie, you should also try my weight loss chia seed water and my double berry hemp heart smoothie!

Chia smoothie being poured into a tall thick glass cup from a blender jug

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

Here are some optional variations of this recipe:

  • The Pineapple: Instead of frozen pineapple, use frozen mango or even berries are fine.
  • No Banana: If you don’t like bananas, substitute them for mango, papaya, or avocado.
  • The Base: Instead of almond milk, you can use coconut water, regular water, or other dairy-free milk of choice. Just make sure the milk is unsweetened.
  • Boost The Protein: Add a scoop of protein powder or 1/2 cup of cottage cheese or yogurt.
  • Chocolate: For a chocolatey twist, add a tablespoon of cocoa powder or use chocolate protein powder.

Recipe Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The only blender that didn’t blend the smoothie as well as the other blenders that I own is the BlendJet 4000mAh.

If you own that blender, you can still make this smoothie, but it simply won’t come out as smooth.

Recipe FAQs:

When Is The Best Time to Drink The Chia Seed Smoothie For Weight Loss?

Drinking this smoothie in the morning can kickstart your metabolism and provide sustained energy throughout the day. It's also effective as a pre- or post-workout drink to fuel your exercise or aid recovery.

Can This Smoothie Serve As a Meal Replacement?

Yes, thanks to its high fiber and protein content, especially from chia seeds, this smoothie can be a filling meal replacement, particularly for breakfast.

How Does This Smoothie Promote Weight Loss?

The combination of high fiber from chia seeds and fruits helps promote satiety, reducing overall calorie intake, while the balance of nutrients supports metabolic health.

Is It Necessary To Soak Chia Seeds Before Adding Them To The Smoothie?

Soaking chia seeds can make them easier to digest and help their nutrients become more bioavailable. However, blending them directly in the smoothie is also effective, as the liquid will allow them to swell and thicken the drink.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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