Mango Almond Quinoa Smoothie


  • 2 tablespoons uncooked quinoa (or substitute 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (I used vanilla 2% Greek yogurt)
  • 1 cup mango, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • a scoop of vanilla protein powder, optional (I use a half scoop)
  • agave or honey, or to taste


  • Add quinoa (or oats) and chia seeds to the blender, and blend on high until you have the texture of fine flour
  • Add the milk, yogurt, mango, and all remaining ingredients except the sweetener
  • At this point,I give everything a little stir so the dry ingredients don’t poof up all over the blender
  • Blend on high until the mixture is smooth, scraping down the sides and blending again, as necessary
  • It is helpful to stir down to the bottom to make sure everything has been mixed in
  • Taste and sweeten to your liking
  • Blend again to distribute
  • Transfer the smoothie to a 2-cup Mason jar or other container
  • Refrigerate overnight and shake or stir before drinking
  • Keep 2-3 days in the refrigerator