No-Bake Granola Bars and Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipes - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Produce for Kids presents No-Bake Granola Bars and Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipes

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Produce for Kids is teaming up with local Publix stores for the Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign that raises money for local health and nutrition-based classrooms through DonorsChoose.org. Last year, the campaign raised more than $105,000 for 420 classroom projects that encouraged Columbus students to have healthy relationships with food.

Enjoy these healthy recipies that both kids and parents can enjoy! 

No-Bake Granola Bars

Serves: 10

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Refrigeration Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1½ cup old fashioned oats

½ cup almonds, sliced

½ cup pecans, sliced

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup dried blueberries

¼ cup chocolate chips

¼ cup almond butter (or peanut butter as substitute) ¼ cup honey 

Directions:

1. Mix oats, almonds, walnuts, pomegranate, blueberries and chocolate chips in large mixing bowl. Set aside.

2. Heat almond butter and honey in small saucepot over low heat 2-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until smooth. Add almond butter/honey mixture to oat/fruit mixture and stir until just incorporated. Roll mixture into 20 1½-inch balls. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and refrigerate 30 minutes, or until set.

Fruity Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup canned pumpkin purée

2 cups lowfat vanilla yogurt

1 cup spinach, loosely packed

½ cup pomegranate juice

1 medium banana

1 medium mango, chopped

1 tsp. cinnamon

⅛ tsp. cloves

Directions:

1. Place pumpkin, yogurt, spinach, juice, banana, mango, cinnamon and cloves into blender. Blend until smooth.

Suggested Sides for a Complete Meal:

•       1 slice whole wheat toast with 1 Tbsp. nut butter

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