Protein Packed Smoothies

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Looking for a way to get your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables or a healthy on-the-go option to keep you on track and full throughout the day? Smoothies are your answer! These nutrient dense, drinkable meals are versatile and simple to throw together. Packed with protein and healthy fats, smoothies are a great after-school or post-workout snack.

Seward Co-op has a great selection of juicy, flavorful produce and protein add-ins for smoothies. Did you know you can save when you buy produce by the case? Just ask our Produce staff about special order discounts on pre-ordered cases (10% owners/5% non-owners). The Wellness department offers an abundance of clean plant and non-plant-based protein supplements. Also, don’t forget to check out the Bulk section for ingredients like chia or flax seeds, nutritional yeast, or spirulina. Our freezers house affordable, organic fruits and vegetables and are a good place to find out-of-season produce at a lower price. Smoothie combinations are endless, so follow the basic recipe below to get started — you can’t mess up a smoothie!

Customizable Smoothie Recipe

1½ cups liquid: fruit juice, milk (dairy, almond, soy, coconut, hemp, etc.), yogurt, or ice

½ cup frozen banana or cooked sweet potato

1½ cups other fruits and/or vegetables, chopped, fresh or frozen: bananas, berries, stone fruits, leafy greens (spinach, kale), carrots, etc.

Nutritional add-ins: chia, whole flax seeds, hemp, peanut butter, oats, protein powder, sport mixes, spirulina, nutritional yeast, matcha powder, etc.

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