The following are some kid-friendly, heart-healthy recipes for families, provided by the UC Davis Children's Hospital registered dietitians.


The Minty Pineapple Refresher
* dairy and gluten free

Nutrition facts for 1 cup (8 oz)

Calories: 143
Fat: 1.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
Sugar: 22 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Potassium: 385 milligrams

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. silken tofu
  • 12 oz. frozen pineapple chunks
  • 6 oz. frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp. fresh mint leaves
  • 1 banana
  1. Add juice concentrate and tofu, then the spinach and mint to the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add banana and pineapple chunks and blend completely.

Serves 4.


The Mediterranean Mint Dream
*
contains dairy products with lactose

Nutrition Facts for 1 cup (8 oz)

Calories: 141
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrate: 28 grams
Sugar: 23 grams
Protein: 6 grams
Potassium: 275 milligrams

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 12 oz. frozen pineapple chunks
  • 6 oz. frozen pineapple juice concentrate
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp. fresh mint leaves
  • 1 banana
  1. Add juice concentrate and yogurt, then the spinach and mint to the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add banana and pineapple chunks and blend completely.

Serves 4.


Peach Oat Snack Smoothie

Recipe inspired by Minimalist Baker at http://minimalistbaker.com/peach-oat-smoothie

Nutrition Facts for 1 smoothie

Calories: 142
Fat: 3g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 4g

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches, quartered, pits removed
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 frozen banana (peeled before freezing)
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, saving chia seeds for the top and let set for 5-10 minutes so the oats and chia seeds can soak in the milk. Then blend until smooth.
  2. To thicken, add another quarter-half a frozen banana. To thin, add more milk. Serve immediately.

Serves 2.


OTHER RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD

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