This post is sponsored by the Florida Department of Citrus.
Green Power Smoothie
Happy Monday friends! What better way to kick off the week than with a Green Power Smoothie filled with all the veggies and Florida OJ to get us going. Amiright?
If you’ve been following along for a while, you know smoothies are my T-H-A-N-G. Like I’m so into them because…
- so EASY
- and super healthy
In fact, I use them as a way to hide a bunch of nutrition and get it into my toddler’s belly.
We had a sick house the past two weeks thanks to toddler germs infecting us all… including our new baby brother.
It’s hard to teach a two year old hygiene and to NOT put his hands in his mouth, wipe his nose with his arm or put his face in little brother’s face. Kid loves him some #smotherlove.
But thankfully we are finally all healthy and well again. I did all the things to de-germ… air purifier, humidifier, essential oils, and disinfectant wipes became my new BFF. Mama bear got intense when the newborn started getting the sniffles.
Like 5 AM scrubbing the bathrooms I-N-T-E-N-S-E.
And being a foodie dietitian, I use food (hello, vitamin C rich Florida OJ) and natural supplements to help us with immunity and getting well.
Smoothies like this Green Power Smoothie, happen most mornings in our house but when the toddler is sick I turn to smoothies as medicine too — like literally mix his RX into the smoothie so I don’t have a fuss match.
He takes gummy multivitamins most days but I also drop in vitamin D, omega 3s, elderberry, probiotics, and sometimes his liquid iron multi that tastes super gross… right into his smoothie.
That’s another reason why I always add Florida OJ to our smoothies— it’s natural great taste allows me to pack in even more good stuff like cauliflower, broccoli and spinach.
Florida Orange Juice provides the amazing 5 in every glass:
- Vitamin C
- No Added Sugar
Green Power Smoothie to the rescue!
Today I’m taking over @FloridaOrangeJuice Instagram page so be sure to check out their feed to find out what makes me feel “Amazing Inside”. Learn more about National OJ Day and ways to celebrate by visiting the Florida Department of Citrus website and Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Oh and I am super pumped to share that in honor of National OJ Day (THIS FRIDAY– May 4th), I’m hosting a morning yoga event plus breakfast with the Florida Department of Citrus in Tampa and I’d LOVE to see you there. Click here to register!
More Fruit & Veggie Smoothies!
- Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Smoothie
- Hidden Veggie Chocolate Coffee Shake
- Probiotics for Kids and Babies [Strawberry Ginger Smoothie]
Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, oh my! All the veg blended into this Green Power Smoothie and you can’t even taste it thanks to OJ and peanut butter! This is a kid favorite!
- 1 cup Florida Orange Juice
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen tropical fruit blend (or ½ cup pineapple and ½ cup mango)
- ½ cup kefir
- 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower and broccoli blend
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- Place all ingredients in high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. It may take a few minutes with increasing the speed on blender to blend it all up to a very smooth and velvety consistency.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 255
- Sugar: 34g
- Sodium: 91mg
- Fat: 5g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 47g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 7g
- Cholesterol: 3mg
Keywords: immune boosting, 5 minute, vitamin C
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, RD (registered dietitian nutritionist), Peloton addict and mama to two active and hungry boys. On Love & Zest, you’ll find healthy-ish recipes that fuel the whole family. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast, meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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