Green Smoothie

Serving Size: 1
Instructions for Produce Sale: Quadruple recipe and package in 1 gallon pitcher; please blend thoroughly – works best if you have a Vitamix or high-powered blender

 

 

 

Ingredients:
1 large handful fresh organic spinach or kale (or mix of both) – growing in TMA garden (fall)!
1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen mango
1/4 lemon or lime, squeezed – growing on TMA trees (spring)!
1/8 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
1 fresh or frozen banana
1 cup organic coconut milk
1/2 cup water

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together and you’re done!

Nutritional Information: Green leafy vegetables like spinach or kale are a good source of dietary fiber, iron and Vitamin A. The citrus in lime juice helps the body absorb iron from the kale/spinach. Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet! They are loaded with antioxidants, which help the body fight free radicals known to damage cells and cause cancer. Chia is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are proven to lower elevated blood fat (triglyceride) levels. This drink will give you one serving of fruit!

Adapted from OCHSA Culinary Graduate, Elisabeth Mulroy