Food of the Month: Cost Effective and Nutritious Smoothies
Healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare, smoothies can be an ideal addition to any breakfast program. Smoothies are a great way to add all sorts of vegetables and fruits and maximize nutrient intake in the morning. When made correctly, smoothies can provide vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats, all in one delicious drink.
With the end of the school year coming up, fridges, freezers and pantries need to be cleaned out. Smoothies are an awesome way to use up ingredients you may have left over such as yogurt, brown bananas, frozen fruit, oats and flax seed, so that no food goes to waste.
To help keep breakfast expenses low, use inexpensive fruit like apples, oranges and bananas in your smoothies.
Check out the steps below for making a perfect and healthy smoothie every time. We have also included smoothie tips as well as some inspiration for new types of smoothies. Happy blending!
Use up extra milk and yogurt that you have in your fridge before the summer.
Use up brown bananas and any other fruit or vegetables that are about to spoil.
Make frozen smoothie popsicles. Pour smoothies into small cups and add a popsicle stick. Freeze overnight.
Make extra thick smoothies and serve in a bowl. Add cereal or other toppings.
Freeze your smoothies and scoop into a bowl the next morning for a healthy ‘ice cream’.
Delicious flavor combinations to try:
Classic Berry: Milk, berries, spinach, plain Greek yogurt and vanilla