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Creamy Strawberry Chia Seed Avocado Smoothie {#FLStrawberry #SundaySupper}

The time has come … we had fun in October, November and December eating and drinking as we please and now it must happen. Time to get my body back to a healthy state in time for spring. Yes – January is DETOX time.

#FLStrawberry Smoothie with chia seeds coconut water avocado AnAppealingPlan.com by #KraylFunch side tight

#FLStrawberry Smoothie with chia seeds coconut water avocado AnAppealingPlan.com by #KraylFunch all ingredients

Luckily my favorite breakfast is a cool smoothie so that part is a breeze but this year I have a shiny new Cuisinart blender and I plan to use all those blinking buttons to create some seriously tasty and nutritious smoothies for me and the MR. To kick off the detox I wanted to get a few recipes down to use as a base for the others I will create for the month, plus I know I want to add more Chia seeds and coconut water to my diet. Chia seeds I do pretty well with but coconut water, that’s another story. No matter how many times I try it I just can’t drink it straight – so I thought maybe I can hide in my morning smoothie. Brilliant right!?

#FLStrawberry Smoothie with chia seeds coconut water avocado AnAppealingPlan.com by #KraylFunch avo above

#FLStrawberry Smoothie with chia seeds coconut water avocado AnAppealingPlan.com by #KraylFunch chia

Coconut water and Chia seeds do not come together for a smoothie with out a few other ingredients so I thought what seasonal, fresh and ingredients will add a ton of flavor to my morning smoothie … Avocados – YES. Strawberries – YES.

Strawberries are an antioxidant powerhouse – rich with red pigment anthocyanins, which means strawberries can potentially help prevent cancer. You may have heard that strawberries contain Vitamin C but did you know that folate, potassium and manganese are also found in strawberries – manganese helps bones and folate is important for moms to be. All of that and a 1-cup serving is less than 50 calories!

#FLStrawberry Smoothie with chia seeds coconut water avocado AnAppealingPlan.com by #KraylFunch strawberries

#FLStrawberry Smoothie with chia seeds coconut water avocado AnAppealingPlan.com by #KraylFunch smoothie above

Creamy Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie

 

Creamy Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups sliced Florida strawberries, frozen
  2. 1 avocado, skinned, pitted and sliced
  3. 1 cup coconut water
  4. 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  5. 1 cup ice cubes
  6. 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. In a blender combine all ingredients. Pulse until well combined. Add coconut water or honey as desired for consistency and taste.
  2. Refrigerated or freeze excess for tomorrow!
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Did you know that Plant City, Florida is the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World?

“It all started over a hundred years ago, when Henry Plant decided to build a railroad to Tampa. The railroad offered unique potential for local growers to market their winter morsels of sunshine to the entire east coast.

In 1980, a few strawberry growers began meeting in their homes to discuss the best way to organize a group that would represent the interests of the Florida strawberry industry. In 1982, the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA) was officially formed. This organization became a voice for Florida strawberry growers. The mission for the handful of farmers was to become “partners in research, promotion and member/community service”.

In the years since then, the growers have met that mission and succeeded in forming a voluntary organization that supports over 11,000 acres of berries. Hillsborough County produces about 15 percent of the nation’s strawberries and virtually all the berries grown during the winter.”

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18 Responses to Creamy Strawberry Chia Seed Avocado Smoothie {#FLStrawberry #SundaySupper}

  1. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet January 5, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

    Strawberries + avocado together in one amazingly smooth shake? I don’t know why I’ve never made this before! LOVE!

    • Krayl Funch January 11, 2016 at 5:14 PM #

      The avocado adds the perfect amount of creaminess!

  2. Constance Smith | Cosmopolitan Cornbread December 29, 2015 at 10:54 PM #

    I absolutely love smoothies, and what a great mixture you have here. Healthy AND yummy!
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  3. Constance Smith | Cosmopolitan Cornbread December 29, 2015 at 10:53 PM #

    I absolutely adore smoothies, and what a great mixture you have here. So healthy AND yummy!
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    • Krayl Funch January 2, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

      Thank you Constance! It’s a great way to start the day!

  4. Shaina December 29, 2015 at 1:11 PM #

    I love to start my day with a smoothie, and this one sounds fantastic. I’ve never used chia seeds in mine though, I may have to give that a try!
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  5. Renee December 28, 2015 at 7:18 PM #

    So much goodness in that smoothie!

    • Krayl Funch December 29, 2015 at 6:04 AM #

      You are welcome anytime to stop over for one!

  6. Katie @ Recipe for Perfection December 27, 2015 at 7:06 PM #

    That does look so very creamy, and I love the variety of ingredients you’ve incorporated!
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    • Krayl Funch December 29, 2015 at 6:03 AM #

      Thank you Katie! It’s easy when strawberries are your base!

  7. Cindys Recipes and Writings December 27, 2015 at 11:26 AM #

    I love the addition of coconut flavor with Florida Strawberries, what a great drink idea!
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    • Krayl Funch December 29, 2015 at 6:02 AM #

      Thank you Cindy! The coconut water also adds amazing nutritional value too!

  8. Hezzi-D December 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM #

    The perfect way to start off my morning! Great combination.

    • Krayl Funch December 29, 2015 at 6:02 AM #

      I think so too! More combinations to come!

  9. Nichole December 27, 2015 at 8:24 AM #

    Amen for a good detox! This smoothie is the perfect way to do so!
    Nichole recently posted…Strawberry Poppy Seed Chicken Salad Sandwiches #SundaySupper #FLStrawberryMy Profile

    • Krayl Funch December 29, 2015 at 6:01 AM #

      My body is going to be in heaven come January!

  10. Marion@LifeTastesGood December 27, 2015 at 8:03 AM #

    Mmmmmmm strawberries and avocado are the perfect combo for a smoothie!
    Marion@LifeTastesGood recently posted…Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad #SundaySupper #FLStrawberryMy Profile

    • Krayl Funch December 29, 2015 at 6:00 AM #

      The avocado gives it great texture and the strawberries give it great color and sweetness!

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