QUICK TIP FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19TH
Children ages 9-18 years need to get 1,300 mg of calcium per day for their growing bones.
For a calcium-packed breakfast or snack, combine the following ingredients into a blender:
1 cup frozen berries (strawberries or blueberries, raspberries or mixed berries)
½ of a 6-inch banana
½ cup fruit flavored kefir or low fat yogurt
½ cup calcium-fortified vanilla soy milk or skim milk
½ scoop of whey or soy-based protein powder (optional – 7 g protein)
Blend on high in a blender until smooth.
414 mg calcium (1/3 of daily intake of 1200 mg/day)
17 g protein