Did you know you need a MINIMUM of 7-10 servings of vegetables and fruits a day! One of the best ways to make sure you meet this goal, is to start the day off with a nutritious super smoothie. Feel free to switch up this basic recipe, but make sure to include a leafy green and lots and lots of COLOR! Don't overdo the high carbohydrate foods such as bananas, pineapple, and fruit juice, but try lower sugar options like vegetables and berries. Try adding fat by using a nut-butter, a tablespoon of oil like flax or olive oil, or whole fat plain yogurt to help absorb your fat soluble vitamins. Buying frozen fruits and vegetables (such as frozen Kale) are great options and are nice cool treat. Frozen vegetables sometimes have a milder flavor and are easier for picky eaters to tolerate! Organic is alway preferred and if you can find a local market with fresh organic produce, even better!! Starting your day off with a super smoothie really does help to assure you are getting 2-3 servings of nutrient dense vegetables and fruits at the beginning of the day, so start implementing this healthy morning habit.!
Place all ingredients in a blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth and serve cold.
Sarah Burnett obtained her M.S. in foods and nutrition and is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She lives with her family on a small pasture-based farm in the mountains of north Georgia. Working directly with her food has profoundly effected her views on nutrition and solidified her feeling that REAL, whole foods are essential in nourishing and repairing our bodies. You can read more about her nutrition journey here. Best of luck on your whole food, whole body, approach to health!