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Green Strawberry Banana Power Smoothie

written by America's Nutrition Expert: Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD
Sep
5
2013

Here’s my newest smoothie recipe that provides a great energy boost whether you need a quick power breakfast, a post-workout recovery, or a smart after-school snack. I was out at the ballpark today working with the Kansas City Royals baseball players and many of them add one of my secret ingredients to their smoothies…baby spinach. I love adding baby spinach and baby carrots to boost the nutritional content of my smoothies. Both baby spinach and baby carrots are loaded with vitamin A, which is good for your eyes. I promise, try it, you will like it!

Most of my smoothie mix-ins below are common items you will likely have on hand in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer. I used organic 1% milk, oats, honey, strawberries, 1/2 banana, baby spinach and baby carrots. Almost all the foods in this recipe are also identified as “Great for You” which means they have met specific nutritional criteria developed by experts for Walmart. Walmart created this front of the package icon to make it easier for shoppers to identify nutritious options in the produce section and for Great Value and Marketside foods.

Tip: I have mentioned this quite a bit on my blog but as your bananas get ripe make sure you peel and place in a freezer bag and then put in the freezer. These are great to add to smoothies!

Green Strawberry Banana Power Smoothie ingredients for only $0.88 with all ingredients bought at Walmart!

Green Strawberry Banana Power Smoothie ingredients for only $0.88 with all ingredients bought at Walmart!

Power up your smoothie with baby spinach and baby carrots!

Power up your smoothie with baby spinach, baby carrots, oats, honey, strawberries, bananas, and milk!

Green Strawberry Banana Power Smoothie

Green Strawberry Banana Power Smoothie

Green Strawberry Banana Power Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

1/2 banana, frozen
4 Great Value strawberries, frozen or you could use fresh
3 Grimmway Farms baby carrots
Handful of Marketside organic baby spinach
1 cup Great Value organic 1% lowfat milk
2 tablespoons Great Value old fashioned oats (raw)
2 teaspoons Great Value honey

Blend together all ingredients and enjoy!

Optional: add a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder if you want to boost the protein by about 18-22 grams.

Disclosure: I work with the folks at Walmart but opinions are my own.

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