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.
· 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 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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