A Dash of Healthy: Green Smoothie Goodness

Welcome to Valley’s newest column, A Dash of Healthy! Columnist Corinne Fierro is a girl on a mission to reinvent what it means to be healthy in college, one meal at a time. She’s here to guide you through the kitchen, from the aisles of your grocery store to the finished plate. Catch Corinne every week for a new healthy recipe, along with her favorite tips, tricks and advice for eating well on a college budget.

IMG_2180If you’re like us, you probably don’t eat enough green stuff. The latest dietary guidelines recommend nine servings of vegetables a day for a 2000 calorie diet. No one we know loves salads enough to eat them for every meal of the day. That’s where the green smoothie comes in. Filling, packed with dark green (the most nutrient-dense type of vegetable) spinach and kale,surprisingly tasty, and light on calories this afternoon snack or breakfast option will help you fit those veggies in with minimal effort.

If you’re someone who doesn’t like the idea of green things, just bear with us. The banana in the smoothie covers up the taste of the greens and adds an amazing smooth texture.

What You’ll Need:
a blender
one frozen ripe banana
1/2 cup coconut water or almond milk
one large handful spinach
one small handful kale

Add ons after blended:

Photo by Corinne Fierro

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