How many servings of fruits and vegetables are in a green smoothie?
I’ve been wondering this for a while. So today I decided to get out some measuring cups and find out.
- 4 cups spinach (counts as two servings according to the USDA website)
- 1 and 1/2 cups celery
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 1 and 1/3 cup oranges
- 1 cup frozen berries
- I don’t follow a recipe
- I aim for more vegetables than fruit
- I add about 2 cups of water or ice
- Normally I don’t cut the vegetables up
Ooops! I thought I divided this equally into two servings; one for my husband and one for me. Now that I see the picture up on my blog however, I realize I goofed.
Total fruits and veggie servings per portion (if they were equally divided) = 2 servings vegetables, 1 serving fruit.
I’ve always wondered this, and now I know…