Fruits and Veggies— More Matters!

Kale Smoothie with Pineapple and Banana

Ingredients:

1½ cups chopped pineapple (about ¼ medium pineapple)

1 ripe banana, chopped

2 cups stemmed and chopped kale or spinach

½ cup coconut milk

Prepare the smoothie by combining the pineapple, banana, kale or spinach, and coconut in a blender. Add water until your desired consistency is achieved.

Super Green Super Vibrant Cucumber Apple and Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cored apple

1 small, peeled cucumber

Handful of spinach

Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime

1 TBSP minced ginger

1 cup water

1 TBSP honey/agave/maple syrup

Optional: raw bee pollen

Prepare the smoothie by first peeling the cucumber. Next, combine the apple, cucumber, spinach, lime juice, ginger, water, and honey in a blender until your desired consistency is achieved. Sprinkle bee pollen on top and serve.

How You Can Make a Difference

As nurses, there is a lot you can do to make a difference, including encourages adults and children alike to add more fruits and vegetables to their diets. When businesses, health professionals, community leaders, and families work together, they can spread healthy eating tips and educate more people about the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. Some ways to get involved include:

  • Encourage family members, patients, and friends to buy and eat more fresh fruit and vegetables in their meals and snacks
  • Encourage stores, businesses, and restaurants to provide fresh, local foods
  • Educate the public about programs focused on supporting local agriculture

Does your office participate in Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month? What are some healthy eating tips that you give to your patients?

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