Recipe: Shamrock Smoothie

Have a happy, healthy St. Patrick’s Day with the help of this sweet Shamrock Smoothie!

March 17, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

It’s always a good idea to eat your greens! This St. Patrick’s Day, have a healthier holiday with this smoothie from Lisa Suriano at Veggiecation®.

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Recipe: Shamrock Smoothie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup kale leaves, washed and chopped
  • 4 oz. skim, low-fat, or non-dairy milk
  • 4 oz. plain or vanilla regular or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1 tbsp. honey (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Why Eat This

With ten grams of protein, this smoothie will bust hunger and boost muscle growth! It also serves up vitamin D and calcium, both of which are important for building strong bones and helping prevent osteoporosis.

It isn’t just luck—green, leafy vegetables like kale are stuffed with healthy vitamins and minerals that help you stay healthy and avoid illness. Find out more about these superfoods here!

Healthy hint: skip the honey and enjoy the natural sweetness of just banana instead—you’ll cut added sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Check out the nutrition facts for this recipe below!*

SS Nutrition Facts

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Lisa Suriano
About Lisa Suriano
Lisa Suriano is a certified nutritionist who holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science and specializes in school food service as the Director of Operations for J.C. Food, a premier school food service consulting company for independent schools. Lisa founded the evidence-based, culinary-nutrition education program Veggiecation®, which introduces thousands of children and families to the delicious world of vegetables. She is thrilled to partner with Healthfirst to help introduce practical and palate-pleasing ideas for incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into the lives of the community!
 
 

*Nutrition facts are estimated based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily requirement may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutrition facts are estimated and based on the brand that is purchased at the supermarket. To ensure accuracy of total nutrient intake, it is recommended that you read the food labels on each product.


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Sources
“Free Nutrition Label Generator,” OnlineLabels.com. Accessed January 30, 2017.
https://www.onlinelabels.com/label-generator-tools/Nutrition-Label-Generator.aspx

Healthfirst Nutrition Team

“SuperTracker,” United States Department of Agriculture. Accessed January 30, 2017.
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodtracker.aspx

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