Smoothie Day!

This is Kids Eat Smart Week.   Children participating in our KES Clubs are learning about nutrition and the value of making healthy food choices.   As a part of the celebration, tomorrow, October 5, is Smoothie Day and many of our KES Clubs will be partaking in this province wide event.  It’s always a fun day for students and they love the special healthy treat!  If you haven’t planned a smoothie day for tomorrow, in your KES Club, you can do it on another day.  Berry smoothies are always a hit, and because many of our Clubs don’t always have access to fresh fruits or berries this time of year, frozen berries are always a great addition to any smoothie.  As well, bananas are usually an affordable fruit that most Clubs can access year around and for that reason we like to add bananas to our smoothies too.  Tomorrow during my Smoothie Day we will be making “Frozen Berries and Banana Smoothie” for all the students….you should give it a try too!

Ingredients (approx 2 servings)

  • 1 cup frozen berries of choice (mixed berries, strawberry, blueberry or raspberry)
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Honey (to taste)

Directions

Firstly, adjust ingredients appropriately depending on how many students you will be serving. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth consistency.  Pour up and enjoy!

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Recipe adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/mixed-berries-and-banana-smoothie-recipe.html

Janel Genge is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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