Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie

Happy Happy Friday to ya!

I’m so so glad it’s Friday. I felt like everything was in slow motion this week. I’ve been pretty bummed about my ankle and the tendinitis. I’ve been very sad the last two weeks which you probably could tell from some of my posts. Monday lunchtime cannot get here any sooner when I finally get to see the doctor. I’m not leaving without answers. This is crazy and it’s making me crazy.

Speaking of crazy, I must be crazy for watching a horror movie last weekend. On my day of lazy day last weekend, I made a smoothie and propped my feet on the couch for an afternoon & night of Lifetime movie watch. I never watch TV, but I was having myself a little pity party and what’s better to soothe that than a little Lifetime?


After watching the Notebook and the Green Mile, I should’ve just turned off the TV. Stepped away and gone to bed. I kept seeing the previews for Big Driver, the Stephen King thriller up next. I don’t have a good history watching thrillers. It’s not the actual watching  that’s a problem. It’s the not sleeping for days after watching them. Thrillers must have some weird effect on my brain that freaks me out. 

I never did finish watching the end of the movie. I fell asleep before it ended. The beginning was the horrible part and was the cause for many sleepless nights for me this week. Now that it’s Friday I’m exhausted. I don’t know why I put myself through that torture. I’ve been this way my whole life. Sometimes I just want to check to see if thrillers still have the same effect on my sleep. Yep. Still there. I’m good on thrillers for now. 


What I’m not good on are smoothies and this one was so delicious, I may have to whip this up again this weekend. I know it’s October, but it’s been so unusually warm everywhere. The raspberries at the market were practically jumping into my cart. They were so fresh and pretty. I couldn’t not put them in a smoothie. It was the perfect snack for relaxing on the couch watching a movie.

This smoothie is thick from the greek yogurt and almonds, packed with healthy fats and protein and those super duper chia seeds. If it’s already too cold where you are for a smoothie, then you should pin this one for spring because you won’t want to miss it! This recipe isn’t strange or weird, but it’s strange and weird for October. Hope you love it! 


Raspberry Almond & Chia Smoothie
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 2/3 cup frozen raspberries
  2. 1/2 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt (I used Stoneyfield)
  3. 1/2 cup almond milk
  4. 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  5. garnish with more raspberries, chia seeds & almonds
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender
  2. Blend until combined
  3. Add to a mason jar & garnish
  1. Yields 1 smoothie, 155 calories
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This Greek Cherry Chia Smoothie is my other fall favorite smoothie.


Smoothies in the fall…yeah or nay? Is it abnormally hot where you live? Can you watch thrillers or do they have a strange effect on you?

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