Going Green Smoothie
1/2 cup water
1 cup green grapes
1/2 cup of pineapple
1/2 medium banana
2 cups of fresh spinach
1/2 cup ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until desired consistency is reached.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING (1 cup):
15 grams carbohydrates
2 grams fiber
0 grams of fat
1 gram protein
Refresh and Reinvigorate
with a healthy summer drink
When choosing a healthy summer drink, water is tops, but a refreshing smoothie or juice can help you get needed vitamins and minerals in your diet and keep you hydrated.
The average adult needs 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit a day. Your fruit intake can be fresh, canned, frozen, dried, whole, cut-up, or puréed. The USDA recommends you vary the type and colors of fruit you eat. They all supply different nutrients, fiber and water content. Explore your grocery store and look for something different, recommends Heidi McClintock, a registered and licensed dietitian at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. It could be an exotic whole fruit in the produce aisle, something in the freezer section like frozen mangos or peaches, or a new dried fruit like goldberries, pineapple, or acacia berries.
A fruit smoothie or juice can be a healthy choice, but just a word of caution: fruit is not calorie-free! Calories can add up quickly when constructing your drinks so use moderation. Portion control always is important.
Super cool drink. Squared!
A fruit ice cube can jazz up any drink with endless possibilities.
The riper the fruit, the sweeter it is. It’s a great way to use overripe fruit. Purée the fruit in its natural juices or add a little apple juice to thin.
Chop or puree mangoes, strawberries, kiwi, watermelon, blackberries, raspberries, papaya, peaches, black cherries or use whole pomegranate seeds.
Freeze them in a standard ice cube tray. Then they will be ready any time for any drink.
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