Participants learned about the importance of breakfast and how to make healthy smoothies. The Foundation provided each girl with a blender (to keep!) and recipes so she can now make this healthy treat at home for her family.
Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation thanks Culvers Franchising in Prairie du Sac, for hosting this event.
Here’s What Participants Learned About Smoothies:
A smoothie is a quick, yummy way to pack more produce — and flavor — into your day.
Aim for 2 cups of fruit and 2½ cups of veggies to meet your daily goals. Your homemade smoothies will be a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Enjoy our recipes, then try different combinations of fruits, veggies, liquids, and other ingredients to make your own signature smoothies!
Banana Berry Smoothie
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Per serving with yogurt: 158 calories;11 g protein; 30 g carbohydrates; 18 g sugar; 2 g fiber; 1 g fat; 3 mg cholesterol
Per serving with frozen custard: 243 calories; 8 g protein; 36 g carbohydrates; 24 g sugar; 2 g fiber; 8 g fat; 46 mg cholesterol
HEALTHY HINT: Adding nuts, seeds, flax or grains to your smoothies bumps up the nutrition benefits!
Spinach Berry Smoothie
1 teaspoon chia seeds
Layer all ingredients except chia seeds into a blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. Add chia seeds and blend once more. Serve immediately.
Note: chia seeds will thicken the smoothie if allowed to sit for too long before drinking
Per serving: 139 calories; 3 g protein; 31 g carbohydrates; 18 g sugar; 6 g fiber; 1 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol
HEALTHY HINT: Punch up the protein in your smoothie with milk or yogurt.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
1 banana, broken into chunks
¾ cups milk
¼ cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
¾ cups ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Yield = 2 servings
Per serving: 308 calories; 11 g protein; 35 g carbohydrates; 23 g sugar; 4 g fiber; 16 g fat; 2 mg cholesterol HEALTHY HINT: Enjoy a smoothie in the evening for a sweet treat instead of dessert.