Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie

After lunch, I snacked on more of those yummy brown rice chips.


Love Bailey’s little face popping up.




I decided to make a last minute smoothie entry for the Stonyfield smoothie contest.


I don’t think my smoothie is particularly intriguing or special, but I do think it may be a good way to get the less adventurous to try something new – chia seeds! Plus strawberry-banana is my fave smoothie combo.


Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Serves 2


  • 2 frozen bananas (you can use non frozen but your smoothie will be more liquidy)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup vanilla oikos (or use plain if you want it less sweet)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I 1% used)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds


  1. Mix milk and chia seeds and set in refrigerator for 10 minutes (this allows the chia seeds to absorb the milk and plump up).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothie reaches the consistency you like. (add ice cubes if you want it more icy).
  3. Serve in 2 cups.
  4. Enjoy!



I waited as long as possible for the UPS man so I could wear my new shoes to teach Zumba tonight but alas…he didn’t come before I had to leave.

Class was kickin’ tonight, though! I debuted 2 new songs that no one has done before: Ain’t No Other Man and a new cool down – The Feeling Begins. I may or may not like the latter because Michelle Kwan skated to it. Did you see the program?

In case you missed it, here it is…wow! Just wow!

MK forever!!!


Anywho, I immediately downed a coconut water as soon as class ended and felt 100 times better! This stuff is wonderful!


By the time I got home from class, my package had finally arrived. After a quick inspection by Bailey, I opened up the box to check out my new zumba kicks.


I got the Asic Gel-Frantic 5 shoes to try out. I really liked the ones that I was wearing before, but several of my zumba instructor friends swear by these shoes, so I figured I should give them a go.


Hubby was a sweet heart for this late-working girl and cooked dinner tonight.


Papparedelle with meat sauce (because we were out of spaghetti).


Much better mixed up.


We enjoyed dinner whilst catching up on Gordon Ramsey TV – Hell’s Kitchen and the next Master Chef.

(While we’re talking TV, are there any SYTYCD fans out there?? Who do you think will win?!)


And dinner was completed with foccacia from the farmers market.


Plus some frozen organic veggies.


And I picked up these take and bake cookies on my way home after zumba tonight. It was the same price for a container of several as it was for 2 baked cookies. (plus they didn’t have the flavor I really like already baked, so I figured these, baked fresh, would be better than others).


Is there anything better than fresh-baked cookies!

These vegan chocolate chip cookies were small, but super yummy.

I need to get started writing my tips for your quitting your “bad” eating habits, but I think it may have to wait till after HLS. But out of curiosity…

Do you overeat your snack foods? Which snack foods are your downfall? Chips, crackers, nut mixes…?

20 thoughts on “Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie”

  1. I used to be a huge nut eater. I could never buy trail mixes or nuts, knowing I would consume way more than a 1/4 cup.
    However, when I decided to limit myself when it comes to those snacks, I also saw myself just not craving them as much.
    Now, I am a huge natural crunchy peanut butter fan. I eat it with a spoon (and sometimes finger). I have been wondering if I eat more than 2 tbsp in one sitting…i consider it an “okay” indulgence.

  2. Oh yes! Chips, crackers, pretzels, popcorn – anything salty and I just can’t stop. Cookies are different, after two, the sweetness overload sets in and I’m good. But if you put a bag of BBQ chips in front of me, watch out. 🙂

  3. Those rice crackers look tasty! Crackers are something I tend to overeat – and pita chips. For that reason, I don’t buy the packaged pita chips anymore – I buy fresh pita and toast them at home 1 at at time. 🙂 Oh – and cereal. I have to be careful or I’ll eat too much!

  4. My downfall is generally milk chocolate but I also snack on crisps too much. I am always jealous of people who are either a sweet tooth or a savoury, I am both!

  5. There was a Hell’s Kitchen party for Jay last night across the street from my apartment! He works at a restaurant down the street from me. I didn’t go, but it looked pretty cool.

    I’m going to my second Zumba class tonight. I didn’t like the choreography of the first one, so I’m going to try a different instructor.

    I loooove chips, especially Cape Cod chips. I try to avoid buying them whenever I can because I’ll just eat a huge bag in one sitting if I have them around. Want…

  6. I love your new sneakers!! (and the pappardelle! – YUMMY!)

    My husband & I are SYTYCD fans. I think that Lauren will win. Although, Alex was my fave, he is gone due to his injury so we will have to wait and see.

  7. sometimes I overeat peanut butter bc its just so good! I dont do this with almond butter however, maybe its because i only buy a little at a time from the bulk section so I want to make it last. I think I’m going to do this with PB when my jar runs out!

  8. I love SYTYCD!!! I’ll be honest, Kent has stolen my heart. But I’d be equally happy to see Lauren win. She’s such a peppy little powerhouse, I’ve loved her since day one!


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