A smoothie can be a great way to start the day! It’s not hard to keep yours healthy and delicious if you:
- Keep it real. Use fresh or frozen produce in your smoothie to get 2-3 servings of fruits and veggies toward your daily total. Choose organic to avoid the pesticide residues that you can find on conventionally grown produce.
- Go lowfat or nonfat. For a creamier texture — plus calcium and protein — add milk, yogurt, soy milk or almond milk to your smoothie. They’re low in calories and sugar, and can adapt well to other flavors.
- Make it whole. Whole fruits and veggies, including greens like our Organic Baby Spinach and Deep Green Blends, are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that may help prevent disease; paired with vibrant fruits like berries or citrus, they’re yummy enough for even picky eaters.
- Think light. Fruit has a lot of natural sugar, but if you like a sweeter taste in the morning, try less-processed sweeteners like maple syrup, honey or agave nectar so you don’t mask the fresh flavors of your other ingredients.
Make a smoothie for breakfast this week. What’s your favorite combo?