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Monday, November 25, 2013

Smoothie Recipe: Daily Fruit & Vegetables in One

I've always been curious how many vegetables and fruit should I be eating everyday.  I found that the CDC has a great fruit and vegetable serving calculator on their website.  You type in your age, gender, and activity level... then it spits out your daily recommendation.  For me, it recommended 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables.  So, I thought, wouldn't it be great if I could put it into one meal!  Then whatever other fruits and vegetables I have, will be icing on the cake!  That's how, I came up with this green smoothie recipe.  I split this smoothie up into two, and I drank one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Now, its green... but refreshing... might swap banana for an apple next time around.

Daily Fruit & Vegetables in One
Makes 2 small adult smoothies, or 1 big adult smoothie

Ingredients
12 baby carrots (counts as 1 Veg serving)
1 1/2 c baby spinach, packed ( counts as 1.5 Veg serving)
1 stalk celery, cut (counts as 1/2 veg serving)
1/2 cucumber, cut (counts as 1/2 veg serving)
1 c water
1 banana (counts as 1 fruit serving)
1 c pineapple chunks, frozen (counts as 1 fruit serving)
1 tbsp ground flaxseed

Directions
Add Carrots, Spinach, celery, cucumber, and water to blender, and liquefy.  Then add flaxseed, banana, and pineapple, and blend until desired consistency.  Pour and enjoy!!




6 comments:

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  2. Breakfast on the go. That’s how I try to live my life. I know, it’s terrible, but it’s an improvement. At least I try to actually eat something now.

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  3. I've always been curious how many vegetables and fruit should I be eating everyday.

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  4. The upper part of the blender has a motor attached to it. At the bottom there is a rotation blade which is connected to the motor. Matt

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