Strawberry, Peanut Butter & Chia Seed Smoothie

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You know what I’m ready for? To have cable. And wifi. And a couch. A dining room table would  pretty cool too. And you know what else? Not having our living room blocked off by giant boxes. I’m ready to have a real house (well, apartment) where I can happily invite people over and not stub my toe in boxes and computer monitors when I’m trying to work. I actually spilled my glass of this strawberry,peanut butter & chia smoothie because I ran into a box.

strawberry chia seed smoothie

Luckily it was super easy to make another one. Sometimes I make complex recipes and sometimes I make REALLY easy ones that taste like heaven. And that my friends is what this smoothie is. Plus, can you really go wrong with strawberries, peanut butter and chia seeds?

strawberries chia seeds

For those who don’t know, we’re staying in a temp apartment right next to ours until it’s rebuilt and ready. So everyday we sneak glances inside to see their progress. As of now, there is still no flooring, cabinets OR appliances. So I’m thinking our ETA is looking like mid August (so not the 6 weeks they promised us). As I was telling my friend Julie over brunch, it feels like we’re squatters who are paying rent.  I’m definitely doing my best to stay optimistic here but it’s hard to really feel comfortable “at home” when  you don’t feel like you have one!

chia seed strawberry smoothie

But we’re lucky, we have a roof over our head, a kitchen to cook in and very beautiful lighting. So, things could be worse. I know that, but I miss wifi. And a couch. And a dining room table would be pretty cool too.

Strawberry peanut butter chia seed smoothie

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Yields 2 smoothies.
Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 3 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 4 tablespoons low-fat peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse on low until thick and creamy. Add additional milk if it’s too thick for you.

Nutritional information per smoothie:

Calories: 395.5
Fat: 15 grams
Carbohydrates: 34.5 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 24.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 9

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  1. Posted by Carolyn on
    Thursday, July 18th, 2013
    Living out of boxes is never fun. I hope it all gets sorted soon! Pinning your smoothie...
  2. Posted by Liz @ The Lemon Bowl on
    Thursday, July 18th, 2013
    You had me at peanut butter. LOVE!
  3. Posted by Aggie on
    Thursday, July 18th, 2013
    I'll take one of these this morning! Looks so refreshing! Good luck with your temp situation, hope it's quick!
  4. Thursday, July 18th, 2013
    i made a similar smoothie with blueberries and it turned out fabulous. Strawberries sounds yummm. I hope you guys get settled in soon <3
  5. Thursday, July 18th, 2013
    Oh goodness this looks amazing!!

    I'm so sorry you're not feeling comfortable in your makeshift apartment...but you can still take WAY better pictures than me who has a fully furnished and well equipt apartment. ;)
  6. Posted by Vilma on
    Thursday, July 18th, 2013
    Thank you so much for all the nurishing recipes i love them! I just pined your Strawberry,peanut butter and chia seeds.

    Vilma Vaccarezza (from California)
  7. Friday, July 19th, 2013
    Craving this smoothie right now! I know what I'm having for breakfast ;)
  8. Friday, July 19th, 2013
    I always make banana smoothies, very boring, this has given me so many more ideas – thanks x