Calling all smoothie lovers!

April was a month of smoothie-making!  Two weeks ago, I taught nutrition/smoothie making at our local junior high for 6, 7, & 8th grade girls and their moms.  The blenders were buzzing!  Then, this past Friday, I taught 3rd, 4th & 5th graders at our local grade school.  All together, over 175 smoothies were made!!  Smoothies are a great snack food (or an easy to-go breakfast) with their protein content and dairy & fruit servings.  Veggies can also be used in smoothies…raw leafy greens, cooked sweet potatoes and carrots, just to name a few.  Grains can be added, too, like wheat germ or ground flaxseed.

What is your favorite smoothie?  Please share it with us!  Here is a recipe from two third graders that received many praises last week: Ben & Matt’s Sports Fuel Smoothie:  Mango-Pineapple-Peach-Strawberry.  It’s a combination of flavors you can’t beat!

This recipe makes two-12 ounce smoothies:

1/4 cup each:  mango juice and pineapple juice

1/4 cup each:  peaches (we used frozen) and strawberries

1 cup yogurt (I prefer low-fat Greek yogurt for its extra protein content)

1/2 cup ice

Blend on high for 1 minute until smooth.   Enjoy!

Be creative and make your own, you can use this recipe as a guide.  Please remember to share your favorite with us!


3 responses

  1. Lynn,
    Congratulations on your blog, it’s great. I saw the article on myplate2yours in the Naperville Glancer. Would love to see you guys, sorry we couldn’t make the Valentines day dinner.

  2. Lynn– love the smoothie recipes! My guys drink lots of smoothies so I am always looking for new recipes. Thanks!

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