Taste for Health - Smoothie

Jan 11, 2017

It is important to keep your body fueled at all times when trying to eat healthy.  However, eating healthy does not mean going hungry.  During this Taste for Health demonstration, we explained how to get carbohydrates, fats, and protein all within a simple smoothie.  Smoothies are great for on the go, and if ingredients are combined ahead of time then they can just be throw into a blender.  They provide our bodies with vitamins and nutrients and can even be used to disguise greens like spinach and kale.


Banana Oat Smoothie

½ cup rolled oats

1 banana

¾ cup blueberries

⅔ cup coconut milk

1 Tbsp peanut butter

1 cup ice

Bananaoat

The first smoothie we made was a Banana Oat Smoothie, consisting of oats and banana for carbohydrates, peanut butter for some healthy fat and protein, and blueberries for extra fiber.  Blending oats into the smoothie makes this a complete meal and will satisfy you for longer.

Mango Green Smoothie

1 ½ cups baby spinach

1 heaping cup frozen mango

1 avocado

½ cup orange juice

½ cup almond milk

1 cup ice (if using unfrozen mango)

Mangogreen

The second smoothie we made was a Mango Green Smoothie.  It uses avocado for the fat, baby spinach for nutrients and protein, and mango and fresh orange juice for vitamin C and a fruity finish.  Adding spinach to this smoothie is easy because the powerful fruit flavor of the juice and mango hide the flavor of the spinach.  This is also a great smoothie for when you feel a cold coming on, because of its high vitamin C level.

Taste for Health – Smoothie

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