3. Frozen Fruit Smoothies
The USDA recommends that half of our plates at mealtime consist of fruits and vegetables. You can easily whip up smoothies in the blender in the morning to get your recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.
- Use fresh fruit and frozen fruit, such as apples, bananas, blueberries, mango, pineapple, and strawberries.
- Add some greens, like celery, cucumber, or spinach, and 1/2-1 cup of water.
- To make the smoothie creamy, add coconut milk, low fat milk, soy milk, or yogurt.
- Add an extra shot of protein by adding in one serving of tofu. Silken tofu works best in smoothies, and you can find plain tofu or coconut-favored tofu at the grocery store.
- Pour into a travel container and off you go.
- I stock up on fresh fruit during store sales, wash it, cut it into pieces, and store the fruit in the freezer. When bananas get too ripe on the counter, I put them in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer for those mornings when I need a smoothie. If you like an icy smoothie, frozen fruit mixes better than ice in the blender. For more, here are some quick and easy blender recipes you can try.