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Nutrition Nuggets: Go green with these nutritious fruit smoothies

It’s not easy being green. But it can be easy – and nutritious! – to eat green.

These fruit smoothie recipes, provided by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, are a quick, delicious way to enjoy the many nutrients that fruits and green veggies have to offer.

Green breakfast smoothie

handful baby spinach

1 banana, frozen

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tablespoon almond butter

2 tablespoons hemp hearts

1 cup water, almond milk, oat milk, etc

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Place all of the ingredients into the blender. Add a few ice cubes and blend until light and creamy. Pour and enjoy!

Beginner’s luck green smoothie

2 cups spinach

2 cups water

1 cup mango

1 cup pineapple

2 bananas

Tightly pack 2 cups of leafy greens in a measuring cup and then toss into blender.

Add water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone.

Add mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again until smooth.

Note: Use at least one frozen fruit to chill your smoothie. We often use frozen mangos and bananas in our green smoothies.

More than 500,000 individuals helped. Over 50 million meals provided in 2020. Elevated food insecurity in central Pennsylvania can be calculated with these staggering statistics.

The Food Bank, headquartered in Harrisburg with a location in Williamsport, serves more than 200,000 individuals per month through its network of 1,000 partner agencies and programs throughout 27 counties in central Pennsylvania.

For more information, visit www.centralpafoodbank.org

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