Fun Fresh Fruits for Summer!

5 Jul

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During the peak of the summer season we are still thinking about ways to make it a fun season for the whole family. Food is always in our minds since they complement the fun activities we plan. Picnics. barbecues, trips to the beach or the pool  can be more fun when we bring something special to share with each other.  This is a great time to enjoy the many fresh fruits that are available everywhere we go. Try to eat  fruit with each meal, have fruits as snacks, encourage the family to eat more fruits, buy fruits in season and try a new recipe.

Here we are sharing with you a recipe courtesy of our collegues from the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program: 4- Fruit Smoothie. Hope you will enjoy it!  

4-Fruit Smoothie
Makes 4 (1 cup) servings
You will need:
1 ½ cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup pineapple juice
½ cup canned peaches
½ cup frozen strawberries
2 bananas
4-5 ice cubes
Steps:
1. In a blender container combine vanilla yogurt and pineapple e juice.
2. Stir to mix.
3. Add peaches, strawberries, bananas (broken in half) and ice cubes.
4. Cover and make sure cover is on tight. Blend until pureed. Serve.
MyPlate:
1 cup fruit, 3/8 cup dairy
Serving Size 1/4 of recipe 260g (259 g) Servings per container 4 192 Calories from Fat 13 1g 2% Saturated Fat 1g 4% Trans Fat 5mg 2% 65mg 3% 41g 14% Dietary Fiber 3g 11% Sugars 32g 6g 6% 69% 17% 3% Nutrition Facts Amount Per Serving Calories % Daily Value* Total Fat Cholesterol Sodium Total Carbohydrate Protein Vitamin A Vitamin C Calcium Iron http://www.NutritionData.com *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: Calories 2,000 2,500 Total Fat Less than 65g 80g Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g Fiber 25g 30g Calories per gram: Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4

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