What better way to brighten your day than with the taste of a fresh and vibrant smoothie. Delicious and packed with nutrients, smoothies are loved by both kids and adults alike. Get the entire family involved in making smoothies by creating various combinations from our Eyefoods approved ingredients below. Add leafy greens and you have made a treat loaded with eye nutrients, especially lutein and zeaxanthin.
Anatomy of a Smoothie
Pull that blender out of the cupboard and onto your countertop. Add the ingredients in the following order for best blending results. Be creative, experiment and enjoy!
Handfuls of green leaves such as kale, spinach and dandelion greens
Fruit: Berries, kiwi, cantaloupe, grapes, mango, avocado
Veggies: Orange peppers and cucumbers
Herbs: Parsley and cilantro
Spices: Cinnamon, nutmeg and tumeric
Water, green tea, almond milk, vegetable juice, unsweetened fruit juice
Other nutrition and flavor boosters include Greek yogurt, nut butters, sliced nuts, sunflower seeds and wheat germ.
**Lutein and zeaxanthin are best absorbed when consumed with healthy fat. Enjoy your smoothie with a handful of nuts or include a healthy fat as an ingredient in your smoothie.