Thursday, 5 June 2014

Healthy Green Smoothie!

This smoothie is a fast, easy, and VERY tasty way to add 1.5 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of fruit, and 8g fiber into your day! Perfect for getting kids to eat healthy!!

Find out how many vegetables and how much fruit you should be eating. 

Green Smoothie:

1/2 cup of water (or more, depending on your blender)
2 cups organic spinach
1/2 cup organic broccoli florets
1/2 cup organic green grapes
1/2 organic orange (peeled)
1/2 cup organic pineapple chunks
1/2 organic pear
5-6 ice cubes

If your blender is made to handle this amount of food, follow your normal instructions and if using a Vitamix, remember to build with the smallest items first (i.e. spinach on the bottom).

For other blenders, and for definitely for convenience, it helps to make spinach cubes or spinach and broccoli cubes (coming soon) ahead of time, and to also cut up the fruit into small pieces your blender can handle. It may help to blend 1/2 of the ingredients together first and then add the remaining half and finish blending.

Spinach Cube Instructions:

Nutrition Info:

168 cal, 0.5g fat, 0.1g sat fat, 0 cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 40.3g carbohydrates, 9g fiber, 32g sugar, 6g protein

Remember, the sugar is naturally occurring from fruit. It is important to meet your fruit requirements each day, and this smoothie will help do so, and for many, may meet the minimum requirements. This is where your sugar should be coming from, not artificial sources. 

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