A strawberry and chia seed smoothie bowl is a delicious start to your day. Topped with fresh strawberries, chocolate chips and crunchy chia seeds, this breakfast is full of flavor!
Hi there! It’s Sherri from The Well Floured Kitchen. I am so excited for spring, and berries! When I saw strawberries from Florida show up in my supermarket, I grabbed several cartons. It’s been so long since we had fresh strawberries. We started snacking and they quickly disappeared. I had to buy more asap because my mind started spinning with recipe ideas!
We’ve been experimenting with smoothie bowls lately, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to start using those berries. I had to also sneak in a bit of strawberry’s best flavor companion – chocolate of course!
One side of the bowl is filled with a thick chia pudding. I’ve found the best way to make the thickest chia pudding is to blend the chia seeds with the milk to break them up a bit. The other side of the bowl is a strawberry smoothie sweetened with a bit of honey. The two don’t mix at all, making it easy to create the line down the middle.
Of course, it isn’t necessary to create the two sides, or the lines of toppings. Although we do usually eat with our eyes first! No matter how you arrange the bowl, the bright, beautiful color of the berries will make it look amazing. My 4 year old saw me taking pictures and said, “Oooh, what is that mama and can I eat it?” He was so enthralled with the way it looked. Of course he then proceeded to ask every five minutes when exactly could he eat it 🙂
The best part about it is that most of the work is done the night before, just assemble and add the toppings in the morning. Once you’ve tried making this smoothie bowl, you can use the same technique with other fruits and toppings. There are endless flavors to explore!
Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie Bowl
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
- 1 1/2 Cups Plain Yogurt
- 1 Cup Strawberries
- 4 Tablespoons Honey
- Chocolate Chips
- Chia Seeds
- Add the milk, 2 tablespoons honey and chia seeds to a bowl. Blend with an immersion blender for one minute. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The chia seeds will set up to a thick pudding consistency.
- In a separate bowl combine the yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 cup strawberries. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- The next morning assemble the smoothie bowls. On one side of the bowl, pour about 1/2 cup chia seed mixture. Use a silicone spatula to "hold" the chia mixture on one side of the bowl while pouring 1/2 cup of smoothie on the other side. Remove the spatula and the two sides will meet in the middle.
- Top with chopped strawberries, chocolate chips and more chia seeds.