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Dietitian’s Dish – March 11, 2019

GO GREEN – St. Patrick’s Day and Beyond!

There are so many benefits of eating green (and I don’t mean packaged foods with coloring added!) and so many options of naturally green foods. Set a goal of consuming at least 2 green servings a day for a simple nutrient boost. They tend to be lower in calories, sugar, fat, cholesterol, and sodium; while being a valuable source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Start your day the tropical way! The naturally sweet island flavors will fool your taste buds – they’ll never know this smoothie is full of potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamins and fiber.

Save time and reduce waste by using frozen fruits.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie

1cup baby spinach (or leafy green blends)
1cup water
1/2cup frozen pineapple
1/2cup frozen mango
1medium banana (or 1/2 an avocado)

1.Add 1 cup of tightly packed spinach to a blender with water. Blend together until all chunks are gone – it should resemble green water.

2.Add fruits to the blender. Blend all together until smooth and creamy. Depending on your blender, this could take up to 2 minutes.

3.Pour into a glass and serve immediately.