Big Green Monster Smoothie


This week don't let breakfast preparation get you down! Do something different that you, and the kiddos, will love.  Try making some smoothies this week - get creative with your mixtures - and enjoy your breakfast on the go! Here's a recipe to help get you started!


Change Up Breakfast With A Smoothie


Makes six (6) 4-oz. (½-cup) servings.



1 green apple, cored and cut into large chunks (leave skin on)

1-2 handfuls of washed spinach

¼ large cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks

1 kiwi, peeled and cut into chunks

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 cup low-fat milk (or milk substitute or water)

2 teaspoons honey

1 cup ice cubes




Add all ingredients into a blender. Pulse until thoroughly blended. When blended to desired consistency, pour into cups and serve.


Recipe Notes

·    Food allergies and sensitivities: This recipe includes milk. Water or milk substitute can be used in place of milk, if necessary.

·    If ice cubes aren’t available, use chilled ingredients for best results.

·    Try adding cinnamon, vanilla or ginger to change the flavor of the smoothie.

·    If listed vegetables and fruits aren’t available, substitute other green produce items such as parsley, pears, peas, kale, leaf lettuce, greens or green beans. Note: The flavor profile and nutrition information will change.


Nutritional Info

Nutritional Analysis Per serving Calories Per Serving 53 Total Fat 0.5 g Saturated Fat 0.0 g Trans Fat 0.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 2mg Sodium 30mg Carbohydrates 11g Fiber 2g Sugars 9g Protein 2g



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