National Nutrition Month: Tip #16

When making smoothies, add spinach! It will change the color to green, but you won’t notice it is there. The best way to cover up the grassy taste is to use a ripe banana, rather than berries or other fruits that aren’t as sweet. My favorite combo is a banana, milk and spinach. Simple, but very satisfying! This is such a great way to sneak in a vegetable.

Have any of you tried this? Speak up and back me up on this one….
Also, another way to make smoothies more satisfying (since I typically don’t like drinking calories) is to add 1/4-1/2 cup uncooked oats. It will add a natural sweetness and mild texture. Try it!
Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD