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Watermelon Peach Chia Smoothie

11 Comments 09 April 2012

Watermelon Peach Chia Smoothie

Last week I began sharing my raw foods ah-has from my month of eating 100% raw.  My first ah-ha was that pureeing whole fruit is insanely delicious, and of course incredibly good for you. I shared my Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie made from just 3 simple ingredients.  Today I have another non-dairy smoothie to share that has only 4 ingredients.  I added protein powder to this smoothie for some staying power, but you can do without, and it’s just as delicious.

I’ve been training for a marathon, and I’ve found that I’m needing to cook a little more, especially the day before a long run.  I can “get through” a long run fueled by raw foods, but I certainly have more energy when I eat more complex carbs like quinoa pasta or brown rice.

I’ve also found that smoothies like this Watermelon Peach Chia Smoothie are incredibly hydrating and energizing before a run and are excellent recovery meals afterwards.

One of the magical ingredients in this smoothie is the chia seed.  Chia seeds have long been known to prolong hydration and help runners retain electrolytes while covering the miles, so I’ve been eating a lot of chia seeds lately.  See this post to read about even more benefits from this amazing seed.

This Watermelon Peach Chia Smoothie is a delightful way to get the benefits of chia as well as whole fruits.

Watermelon Peach Chia Smoothie

by Heather



1.  Place all in a Vitamix or blender and blend until creamy.

2.  Sprinkle a few extra chia seeds on top for a crunch.

Serves 1

Delicious, energizing, hydrating, nutritious, and a little reminder that summer is on its way!

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11 Comments so far

  1. Dia says:

    I soak chia overnight in herb tea or flower herb infused water, a sliced dried fig (dried from my tree last summer) & handful frozen blueberries. Then in AM add 1/4 – 1/2 C coconut milk kefir & 1/2 a grated OG apple or pear. This makes a great ‘porridge’ as is.

    Today I got some comfrey & dandelion leaves, & blended it all up – & thinned a bit for sipping with more of the flower infused water!

    • Heather says:

      Love the idea of the herb tea. I teach an early spin class, and I usually drink down a glass of soaked seeds for energy as I run out the door to teach. I’m going to try soaking them in herbal tea tomorrow. Thanks for the tip!

  2. I enjoyed the informative post about the chia seeds. I have them, I just have to start using them. The smoothie looks amazing.

  3. Alisa says:

    I haven’t done the chia seeds in the smoothie thing yet, but I love the idea to combine peaches and watermelon! I usually do berries, but stone fruit is a great idea too.

  4. This sounds very refreshing! Like summer…is it here yet…I guess I can pretend with this!

  5. Claudia says:

    I really need to get those chia seeds out of my freezer and use them. This smoothie would be a good place to start.

  6. Amber says:

    Heather you are the smoothie queen! I love all your creative ideas. Just beautiful You’ve got me craving this drink…and summer!!

    P.S. Good luck with your training.

    And thank you for sharing your recipe with us last week on AFW! Be sure to check back this week for reader favorites and hostess picks.

    Be Well,
    Amber & AFW Hostesses

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