August is Kids Eat Right Month! This fun monster smoothie is a great snack or treat that will have your kids begging for seconds, especially during these hot summer months!
Packed with one full serving of dark leafy greens, 2 servings of berries, that are loaded with antioxidants, and 1 serving of calcium filled Greek yogurt, this is a super nutritious addition to your day. And of course adults can enjoy it too!
Smoothies are such an easy alternative way to get in all of those fruit, vegetable, grain and dairy servings recommended by the USDA on ChooseMyPlate.gov. Also, consuming 2-3 servings of dairy each day, depending on your age, is so important for our bone health, making sure we grow and stay strong throughout life. Check out our blog about delicious dairy and get all the details!
Here are a few of our favorite smoothies that we would love you to try in addition to this Blue Raspberry Monster Smoothie:
Banana Split Smoothie
Tropical Winter Smoothie Bowl
These are a few other snacks that we know kids love and definitely contribute to a healthy diet in honor of Kids Eat Right Month:
Roasted Chickpeas 3 Ways
Creamy Spiced Pear Quesadilla
Chocolate Raspberry Energy Bites
Bunny Nana Mini Muffins
August is Kids Eat Right Month™, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation’s chance to highlight the fight for our children’s healthy future. Find out how you can get involved!
Blue Raspberry Monster Smoothie
By Caitilin Perez, RDN
½ c. fresh or frozen blueberries
½ c. fresh or frozen raspberries
1 c. packed fresh spinach
8 oz. vanilla greek yogurt
- Blend all ingredients until smooth, enjoy!
NOURISHING NUTRITION (per serving)
Fat (g): 0.7
Sodium (mg): 114
Protein (g): 22
Carbs (g): 43