Editor's Note: This is a fast and easy way to add a healthy choice to your family's day. One timesaving tip — cut up a bunch of fruit at the beginning of the week. Store each fruit type in a refrigerated container, grab and go . . . one for each day of the week!
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With this basic smoothie formula, you can create a tasty treat for yourself and your child. This is a nutritious and convenient after-school snack or morning pick-me-up.
Makes 1 serving
1/4 cup white stuff: yogurt or tofu (or half a frozen banana)
1/4 cup yellow or orange stuff: peaches, mango, pineapple, apple, pear or melon
1/4 cup red stuff: fresh or frozen strawberries, cherries, raspberries or blueberries
1/2 to 3/4 cup juice of your choice
A little something (optional): protein powder, wheat germ or a teaspoon of nut butter to boost the nutrition even further.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth.
Recipe by Marie Donadio, PCC Cooks Instructor