7 superfood smoothies to kickstart your day
If you’ve made a resolution to eat healthier this year, consider starting your day with a fresh smoothie! Smoothies are easy to make, portable, and can be filled up with virtually any liquid, fruit, veggie and protein — making it the perfect energizing meal! They’re also easily customizable to meet every taste and nutritional need. Not to mention, they sure do help in emptying the vegetable drawer!
But, beware, not all smoothies are created equal, some may contain added sugars while others can be overloaded with calories. Avoid these pitfalls of store-bought smoothies by making your own at home with the help of these recipes from Dole.
Power Punch Smoothie – This bright green smoothie has iron, fiber and vitamin C from ingredients like baby spinach, avocado and pear. A lightly sweet and creamy combination for your morning routine.
Pineapple, Plantain & Sweet Potato Smoothie – It’s not every day that you put a sweet potato in the blender, but it sure does make for a creamy smoothie, delivering 6g fiber and an excellent source of vitamin C.
Dole Beet ‘n Berry Smoothie – This dark red smoothie looks as good as it tastes, and it adds 7 different fruits and vegetables to your daily tally. It’s a balance of earthy, sweet, savory and bright.
Garden Patch Smoothie - Get a one-two punch with fruits and veggies like romaine and cabbage, bananas and berries from this one. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese and has 12g fiber to help you feel full for hours.
Dole Pineapple Julep Smoothie – Substitutes ice for frozen bananas and sugar with maple syrup. Add pineapple, coconut milk and coconut water garnished with mint to create a drink that will both look and taste great.