Did you enjoy your holiday meals, perhaps a little too much? Let’s kick the new year off with a refreshing green smoothie that’s healthy and delicious. Smoothies are an easy way to get a portion of your recommended daily vegetable intake through a delicious drink. The options of smoothies are endless. Simply take one or two of your favorite fruits, a vegetable, milk, yogurt, peanut butter, and fresh or frozen juice. Busy days? Smoothies can be prepped in advance by storing the ingredients in an airtight bag or mason jar. Grab the bag (or jar) on the day of preparation, add the liquid, blend, and enjoy!
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Fruit (fresh, frozen, canned-with liquid drained):
Vegetables (fresh or frozen):
- Reduced Fat or Skim
Water and ice cubes are great additions as well. Adding more liquid to your smoothie may reduce the density if it is too thick. Check out this this green smoothie recipe to get you started.
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup pineapple (frozen)
- ½ cup mango (frozen)
- 1 banana
- Measure: Tightly pack spinach in a measuring cup.
- Add: Put spinach to blender with water. Blend together until all chunks are gone. (Should resemble green water when blended well).
- Toss: Pineapple, mango and banana to blender.
- Blend: It all together until smooth and creamy. Depending on your blender, this could take as little as 30 seconds or as long as 2 minutes.
- Pour: Into a glass and serve immediately.
- Store: In the fridge with a lid until ready to drink.
|Nutrition Facts (Estimate):|
|Calories:||203 kcal (10%)|
|Saturated Fat:||1g (6%)|
All ingredients for this recipe are eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If you are interested in applying for SNAP, please contact More In My Basket for an eligibility screening and application assistance.
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