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Jungle Juice Smoothies

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Smoothies are a yummy way to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet. Better yet, they are kid-friendly and great for hot summer days! Get the greens you and your family need with this week’s recipe: Jungle Juice Smoothies. But first, here are some reasons why they’re so important.

Leafy greens are full of the following:

  • Vitamin K to help your blood clot properly.
  • Calcium to keep your bones strong.
  • Folate which is required for DNA synthesis and healthy cell growth.

Increased leafy green consumption has also been linked to better colon health and lower rates of heart disease and cancer.

Jungle Juice Smoothies

Ingredients:
2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Spinach
¾ Cup Fat Free Milk (or dairy-free substitute)
½ Cup Fresh or Frozen Fruit*
1 Fresh or Frozen Peeled Banana

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

*To avoid a brown smoothie, steer away from darker colored fruits like blueberries and blackberries. Instead, try this recipe with mango, pineapple, strawberries or apples.

Servings: 2
Per Serving: 102 calories, 22 g carbohydrates, 0 g fat, 5 g protein
Total Time: 5 minutes

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