Green Smoothie Summer!

Summer is just right around the corner! Who doesn’t love summer? With all the fresh fruit, the family get- together’s; sometimes it can be had to decide what to bring to the function. Green smoothies are the new “it” thing, and why not bring a batch of the best smoothie you can make to the get together? There are so many benefits to drinking green smoothies! They have great anti-oxidants, a bunch of nutrients, and they even have vegetables in it, when you can’t even tell! So next time you are thinking about going to a family get together and have not a clue what to bring, try out one of these amazing recipes, they are sure not to disappoint.



1. Island Blast

1 small to medium banana (ripe and peeled)

1 rib of celery

¼ cucumber (peeled if not organic)

1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple

1 small handful of parsley

½ inch piece of ginger (or less if you’re new to ginger)

1-2 cups of coconut water (unpasteurized)

2. Banana-Berry Super Smoothie

2 cups of spinach

1 frozen small to medium banana (ripe and peeled)

3/4 cup of frozen mixed berries (or fresh strawberries or blueberries)

¼ cup of raw nuts or raw seeds (my favorites are sunflower seeds, walnuts, flax seeds or almonds, or a combination of the above)

1-2 cups of water or coconut water (unpasteurized)

3. Green Strawberry-Kiwi Lemonade

1 kiwi (peeled)

¾ cup of frozen or fresh strawberries

¼- ½  cup of frozen or fresh pineapple

½ lemon (peeled and seeds removed)

2 cups of spinach

1-1 ½ cups of water or coconut water (unpasteurized)


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By Krystal Nelson

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.