Smoothies: A wonderful way to pack more veggies and fruits into your diet!

Why should we eat fruit and vegetables? Naturally low in fat, calories and sodium, fruit and vegetables boast a range of essential vitamins and minerals. A diet rich in fruit and vegetables keeps us in tip-top shape.

Smoothies are easy, fun and quick to make. They are nutritious and make a great snack or breakfast drink. During the hot summer days, nothing beats a cold drink! Adding fruits and vegetables (yes … even vegetables!) make the smoothie a powerhouse snack loaded with vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that keep you healthy and feeling great! So grab your blender and use your creativity to create a nutritious drink today!

Just use any fruit or vegetable you have on hand … fresh, frozen or canned. Kids will have fun creating new flavor combinations, maybe peach mango or cranberry grape! There are many recipe sites on the internet that can help you with your recipe search.

Basic Steps to Create a Smoothie…

➥Start with any fruit or vegetable: fresh, frozen or canned.
➥Use milk, soymilk, yogurt or fruit juice to make the smoothie the consistency you prefer.
➥Add ice.
➥If you want to sweeten, use honey, agave or other sweeteners of your choice.
➥Add peanut butter or protein powder to add protein for added nutrients.
➥Blend ingredients in a blender till smooth.
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