Fresh & Fruity: Folic Acid Smoothies

June is the true beginning of summer--warm temperatures are settling in and we’re spending more and more time outdoors. In celebration of National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month, we’ve put together a list of folate-rich smoothie ingredients, plus some of our favorite combinations. 
 

Toss any of these ingredients together to find your perfect smoothie of choice.

 

Fruits & Veggies
Mango
Broccoli
Beets
Orange
Avocado
Cantaloupe
Papaya
Berries
Split red lentils
Banana

 

Leafy Greens

Romaine lettuce

Collard greens

Spinach

Kale

Dandelion greens

 

These combinations are sure to keep you cool while increasing your folate intake. Add water, juice, nut butter, honey, or yogurt to taste.

 

  • One mango, one cup of mixed berries, and two cups of fresh spinach

  • One banana, one orange, and two cups of collard greens

  • One banana, one cup of broccoli florets, and a quarter of a medium cantaloupe

  • One cup spinach, one cup romaine, ½ cup of avocado, ½ cup papaya, and one cup mixed berries

  • Two cups mixed berries, one cup split red lentils (rinsed and trained), and 1 cup vanilla yogurt

 

Sources:

https://pregnancytoparenting.ca/2018/07/26/folate-rich-recipe-berry-lentil-smoothie/

https://www.thedailymeal.com/recipes/folate-rich-smoothie-recipe

https://davyandtracy.com/green-smoothies/green-smoothies-for-pregnancy-folic-acid-folate/