This week we are celebrating Kids Eat Smart Week all week long. As part of the celebrations, we will be having our Province Wide Smoothie Day this Thursday Oct 5. We encourage all of our KES Clubs to serve up a nutritious smoothie that day. Smoothies are a great way to increase our daily recommended fruit servings – the bonus is that kids usually think of these as a special treat! 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 round and for that reason we like to add bananas to our smoothies 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)
*Be sure to check your school for any allergies before preparing smoothies.
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!
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.