Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Delicious and Nutritious Smoothies


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Smoothies are a great way to start your day, drink after a workout or replace with a snack. It's hard to consume the daily recommended amount of vegetables and fruit. We are suppose to consume 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit.  serving is representative of a cup. The smoothie recipes below will help you reach that goal. They are all delicious too, which will help you allow your kids to reach the goal as well. The good news is, you can buy the fruit frozen. It is more cost efficient and the nutrients are preserved well. I use to try to buy all fresh fruit, it would spoil quickly and cost more. I still use fresh fruit, but a large bag of frozen fruit (Costco or Sams Club) for the fruits I use most often in a smoothie. In my experience, frozen vegetables do not taste good in a smoothie.


Green Tea
1 ripe avocado
2 cups of spinach
1 cup of brewed green tea
1 cup of Greek yogurt
1 tsp. of honey
1 apple of your choice


Mango & Pineapple
1 cup of mango (cut into pieces)
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
1 cup of pineapple

Mixed Berries
1/2 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of blackberries
1/2 cup of blue berries
1 cup of soy milk

Cucumber & Spinach
1 cucumber
1 cup of spinach
1/2 squeezed lime
Small piece of fresh ginger
1 green apple

Vegetable & Fruit 
1/3 cup of fresh parsley
1/2 cup of spinach
1/2 cup of kale
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of blueberries
1 banana



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