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With the school year just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about those morning routines to get your little ones (or not so little ones) out the door on the right foot by putting the "moo" in smoothie! My kids' love smoothies, I love that they are healthy and delicious. Nutrition is more than counting calories; it's about making each calorie count. And dairy does it! Dairy foods (cow’s milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.) pack a powerful nutrient punch with nine essential nutrients, making them a healthy and delicious choice.
One of their favorite smoothies is the PB&J smoothie, but I wanted to try something new and throw another smoothie into the mix. Smoothies are a nutrient-rich option that can include dairy, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, all blended in one yummy glass. This year I came up with this delicious Mango Banana smoothie that is packed with plenty of essential nutrients, vitamins & protein.
Smoothies are a simple and tasty way to start the day. This Mango Banana Smoothie is no different.
- 1 Cup Ice
- 2/3 Cup Dairy Milk
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 1 Ripe Mango
- 2 Tsp Almond Butter
- 1 Tsp Honey
Blend all ingredients in a blender & enjoy in your favorite glass!
Like I said they love smoothies, and this one got a big thumbs up! At 8 grams of protein per glass, you would have to drink 8 cups of almond milk to match the protein in just 1 cup of cow’s milk.
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