The Top Three Smoothie Combinations Using Seasonal Produce
No matter what Punxsutawney Phil thinks, spring and summer are on the way in the Mid-Atlantic region. As the warmer months approach, so does the season for freshly grown produce at the local farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and our own backyards. An easy way to enjoy all the flavors of the season is to blend them together with just the right smoothie combinations.
Smoothies are both a healthy menu item and a convenient way to serve ingredients that are locally-sourced. A diet that includes seasonal produce is richer in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than a diet with out of season produce. This means a variety of menu options are at the disposal of smoothie shops and other foodservice operations in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Let’s take a look at the top smoothie combinations using seasonal produce in the Mid-Atlantic area.
STRAWBERRY AND BEET SMOOTHIE
The late spring and early summer months are ripe for strawberry picking. Combined with a vegetable rich in antioxidants and fiber, this combination is a sweet treat as the temperatures rise.
Need a healthy breakfast on the go? Look no further than a blend of blueberries, raspberries, and oats. It’s not only quick to make, but high in fiber too. Add in some honey and yogurt and it will taste more like dessert than breakfast.
GREEN GINGER-PEACH SMOOTHIE
Don’t let the color fool you. The nutritional boost from spinach, along with fresh ginger and ripe peaches, a perfect summer fruit, creates a drink that tastes great and is healthy to boot.
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