Foodie Tuesday – Strawberry Summer


Happy June Everybody!

The Go Folic! team was out and about this weekend soakin’ up some sun and handin’ out some vitamins at the Mo’ Magic Health Fair in the Western Addition.  The hot and sunny weekend weather was the perfect inspiration for today’s Foodie Tuesday recipe – Strawberry Banana Smoothies!  And yup, you guessed it, strawberries are a good source of folate, the type of folic acid found in food.

Today’s recipe comes from a great cookbook for teens from the Calfornia Department of Health.  It’s  filled with fast meals and quick snacks that are easy to prepare and delicious to eat.  You can dowload the whole recipe book here.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 cup Low-fat yogurt

1 cup Pineapple juice

3 whole Ice cubes, crushed

5 medium Strawberries

1 medium Banana, peeled

*Hint* You can crush the ice cubes in a plastic bag using a rollig pin or hammer to tap the ice cubes.  Try not to pound the ice cubes, as that will tear the plastic bag.

Directions:   

Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until mixture is smooth.  Garnish with a strawberry on the rim of the glass.  Enjoy!

Makes one serving.  Double the amount and share with a friend on a hot day!