MyPlate Smoothie

Happy Wednesday! I hope you have been able to play around with the MyPlate game and you have the general idea of the 5 food groups.

So let’s put MyPlate in the kitchen with this MyPlate smoothie:

You will need:

  • Fruit: 2 cups  (Frozen fruit is the best, so I used 1 cup of frozen blueberries, and half a banana)
  • Vegetable: 1 cup of spinach
  • Grain: 1/4 cup quick oats
  • Protein: 1 Tb creamy peanut butter (if you are allergic to peanut butter, add a little extra Greek yogurt so you still get a good amount of protein)
  • Dairy: 1 1/4 cup- I used a combo of 1 cup milk and 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt

Step 1: Add to a blender

Step 2: Blend! Yes it’s as easy as that!

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Voila! Now you can start your day off with the perfect balance of ingredients! Feel free to use the same measurements but change up the actual ingredients. Here are some options:

Fruits (Try to use frozen): Peaches, Mango, strawberries, berry blend

Veggies: pureed carrot, avocado, kale

Grain: quinoa, millet, old fashioned oats

Protein: Greek yogurt, nut butter (almond, cashew, etc.)

Dairy: Yogurt, cottage cheese, milk substitutes (aka almond milk, etc.)

**Note: If you switch out the milk, feel free to add in water so that you still get a smooth liquid to drink.

 

IMG_0421Happy Creating!

 

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