Did you know that more than 80% of American’s don’t meet the recommendations for vegetable intake? It’s recommended that adults eat a minimum of 2-3 cups of vegetables each day and spinach is a great way to meet this goal. Spinach is high in Vitamins A and C and also contains fiber and iron. This versatile green can be used in salads, stir fry’s, smoothies, side dishes and more!
Try the spinach containing green smoothie recipe below as a way to get vegetables some greens in at breakfast!
Basic Green Smoothie
(makes 2 servings)
- 2 cups spinach
- ¾ cup frozen berries, apples, or peaches
- 1 cup chunks of frozen bananas or mangoes
- 1 ½ cups liquid (i.e. 1% milk, almond milk, water)
Directions: Blend all ingredients together. If too thick, add water to thin.
For more information or to suggest other complementing recipes, please contact our nutritionist at 215.471.2761 or send us a message!
Written by Spectrum nutritionist Christina LiPuma, RDN, LDN