National Women’s Health Week takes place this year on May 13-19. In honor of that week and every day of our lives, let’s toast to our health with this blueberry green smoothie that you can quickly whip up right at home. I often prepare smoothies first thing in the morning to start my day with a nice dose of fruit and vegetables from the neighborhood farmers market.
This recipe is from the site Savor Health – created by Oncology-Credentialed Registered Dietitian Jessica lannotta and CEO Susan Bratton who are working to give cancer patients the nutritional tools they need to go further, and live better, during their cancer journey. Together, they created a proprietary recipe generation platform that provides personalized and practical nutrition solutions to patients, caregivers and health enterprises—based on the very unique challenges each patient faces when eating. As a child of parents who both had cancer, I think it’s wonderful to have a site that helps people create healthy and simple meals for their recovery and every day well being. The recipes on the site are not only great for those going through recovery, but also for those who just want to incorporate healthy ingredients into our bodies and lives.
Blueberry Green Nut Butter Smoothie
Time: 5 minutes
This is a great introduction to a green smoothie because the sweetness from the banana and dates and the creaminess from the peanut butter help mellow the flavor of the leafy greens. Green smoothies are especially good if you have a lack of appetite because they provide a lot of nutrition in just a few sips.
3⁄4 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup leafy greens, such as spinach or kale
1 tablespoon peanut butter or any nut butter
3⁄4 cup milk
1⁄2 medium-size frozen or fresh ripe banana, sliced
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1⁄2 cup ice
1. Place all the ingredients into a blender.
2. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: Calories 413, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 9 mg, Sodium 203 mg, Carbohydrates 76 g, Dietary Fiber 11 g, Protein 13 g
Find more healthy recipes at SavorHealth.com