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I’ve always been envious of those women who wake up before the crack of dawn, run 16 miles in under 30 minutes, and miraculously look fabulous for work an hour later. One day, in the very distant future, I will belong to this click of wonder women. But for now, I’m focusing on harnessing whatever morning energy I can muster. Everyone knows the key to a great morning is a great breakfast, so I’ve been experimenting with power breakfast smoothies over the past few weeks. I found one that I’m obsessed with, and it’s a low calorie coconut chia smoothie recipe!
Before spilling the details on the coconut chia smoothie recipe, I should warn you that I can’t stand drinking my calories. If given the choice between soda and cupcakes, I’ll go with cupcakes any day of the week. Ergo, I started using Zing™, which is a lifesaver for anti-artificial sugar substitute shoppers. Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and Zing Baking Blend only have 5 calories per serving and are made with stevia leaf extract and pure cane sugar. Perfect sweetness with real ingredients and zero calories? Um, yes, please. If you’d like to try it for yourself, you can order a free sample and use this handy store locator for a nationwide list of stores that carry Zing.
Low Calorie Coconut Chia Smoothie Recipe
Now, as promised, here’s a downloadable and printable coconut chia smoothie recipe card with step-by-step instructions. To recreate this tropical breakfast power smoothie, which could legitimately double as a virgin pina colada, gather the listed ingredients and follow the simple steps below.
Coconut Chia Smoothie Recipe
A delicious and low calorie coconut chia smoothie recipe that tastes more like a tropical milkshake than a power smoothie.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk
- 3/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 peeled McIntosh apple
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 cup ice
- 1 packet Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener
- Combine the coconut milk, yogurt, and apple in a blender, and blend on high until smooth.
- Add chia seeds, vanilla extract, coconut extract, ice, and Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener.
- Blend until smooth, and enjoy!
- This smoothie recipe yields 16 ounces and is approximately 265 calories.
- Serving Size: 1
First, combine the coconut milk, yogurt, and apple in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Next, add in the chia seeds, vanilla extract, coconut extract, ice, and Zing Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener.
Blend again until smooth, and enjoy! It’s super simple. This coconut chia smoothie recipe recipe yields 16 ounces and is approximately 265 calories.
Super simple, super healthy, and super delicious. What is your favorite breakfast smoothie recipe? I’m on a morning kick, and I need new inspiration!
Thank you to Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener and Her Campus Media for partnering on this post!