Fredericksburg Parent

May 2015

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www.FredParent.NET • • • • 17 • • • • • • • 17 • • 17 by NIMAlI FERNANDO, M.D. T eens tend to be tired and stressed out from their hectic lives, and they don't often take the time to refuel with nutritious food. To keep them healthy, teens need superfoods that can be eaten in quick and easy ways that adapt to their busy lifestyle. A green dragon smoothie is a per- fect way for teens to get a boost of antioxi- dants while on the go. This is our favorite smoothie, which gets "Super yums" from tod- dlers to teens. Superfoods for Teens Project ½ cup green grapes 1 medium orange, peeled ½ banana, peeled 1/2 slice lime with the rind 1-inch slice of pineapple with the core 1 cup of ice ¼-inch chunk of fresh ginger, peeled 1-2 cups baby spinach, packed (more if you can fit it in your blender!) DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients in the blender in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Sip away and don't forget to give yourself a green dragon mustache! GREEN DRAGON SMOOTHIE Get kid-friendly superfood recipes at

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