Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rainbow Smoothie!

You have to admit, this is one pretty smoothie. Look at that color. Here's the thing, that color should tell you how very nutritious this smoothie is! Now, click on the bar graph and chart above and you'll see the approximate values of this particular smoothie. It makes two servings at 166 calories per serving. 86% of the calories are from carbs, 4% are from fat, and 10% are from protein.

"The more reds, oranges, greens, yellows, and blues you see on the plate, the more health promoting properties you are also getting from your vegetable and fruit choices. Nutrition research shows that colorful vegetables and fruit contain essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals that your body needs to promote health and help you feel great."


So here is today's recipe. This one is for the more adventurous smoothie maker. However, it is rather tasty and I was able to get this two year old to suck this down. I will tell you that if you hate beets, you will not like this smoothie. You can taste the essence of beets. I LOVE beets. So, this smoothie works really well for me, and Jack too apparently!

Rainbow Smoothie

2 Tbsp. shredded raw beets
2 Tbsp. shredded raw carrots
3 Large Spinach Leaves
1/4 C. Skim Milk (replace with soy milk or rice milk to veganize)
1/4 C. unsweetened apple juice
1/4 C. ice
1 frozen organic banana
1/4 C. frozen wild blueberries
1/4 C. filtered water
Shot of agave
Shot of vanilla

Look at all the colors my kid drank!
Yellow: Banana
Blue: Blueberries
Purple: Beets
Green: Spinach
Red: Apple Juice

1 comment:

  1. I like the final purple color. I want to try this smoothie.