The temperatures are quickly rising here in Phoenix and we’ve almost had our first triple digit temperature. Once it’s over 100F, all bets are off for a normal supper. Not only is it too hot to even think about eating, but it’s too hot to cook. I dread heating up the kitchen by using my oven, stove, and yes even my slow cooker heats up the kitchen. So in the summer, we have a lot of salads, grilled foods, and smoothies. A good smoothie, like these tropical smoothies with chia seeds, are perfectly acceptable for supper.
My policy is any smoothie that has no added sweetener and includes lots of fiber is a nice light meal for meal. This smoothie tastes like it is straight from the tropics with the pineapple and mango. The little bit of lime really brightens up the flavors too. Smoothies are the perfect 15 minute supper…if only the kids counted it as supper too!
Tropical Smoothies with Chia Seeds
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- 1/2 pineapple, diced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 2 tsps chia seeds
- 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2-1 cup ice
- Add all ingredients to a heavy duty blender and process until smooth and creamy. Garnish with extra lime.
- Serves 2.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 512kcal Calories from fat 56|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 6g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 18g||72%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
Need more quick 15 minute recipe ideas? Check out these other great #15MinuteSuppers!
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