Tag Archives: banana

avocado banana blueberry smoothie

19 Jun

8126608990_b4902babfeOMG, you are going to love this smoothie, and so will your kids!

It’s very filling, nutritious and super tasty!

Serves 3 – Prep time 2 minutes – Total time 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 frozen banana, thawed for a few minutes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Directions: 

1. Cut your avocado in 1/2, let your banana thaw for a few minutes.

2. Add all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.

3. Enjoy for breakfast or snack!

Photo courtesy of you as machine

blueberry banana chia smoothie

8 Mar

6755467955_6ca437077bChia seeds are all the rage, so why not add them into your special smoothie for a boost of protein, omega 3’s, calcium and potassium?!

Here’s how:

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions:

1. Set out your blender.

2. Peel your banana, and split into 3-4 pieces, then add into your blender.

3. Add in your frozen blueberries.

4. Blend until banana and blueberries reach a smooth consistency. Pour into a glass or bowl.

5. Add in chia seeds, mix them into the smoothie. Let them sit for 5-10 minutes, or until the chia seeds have puffed up and become gel like.

Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of swanksalot

children asking for seconds on raw kale

30 May

6025692440_543276b369We taught a cooking class at PS 261 during their wellness week, and made a quick and tasty strawberry, banana and kale smoothie using greek yogurt and honey.

We started our class with a big stretch and a few jumping jacks to get us in the smoothie mood. Then we tasted kale raw, and asked for feedback from our students. Most of them didn’t really like the taste, they said it tasted like grass and other not-so-delicious things. We then explained all of the health properties of the fruits and vegetables we were blending, and stretched some more. We blended up the ingredients, and passed around smoothie cups for all.

They couldn’t wait to dig in! As you can expect, they all loved it. So we asked them if they could taste the kale in the smoothie? Some said yes, others said no. Then we asked if anyone wanted to bring back some raw kale to their classrooms as a parting gift. They all showed an enthusiastic amount of hands and fingers, and we passed out cups full of kale leaves. Some even asked for seconds, and we snacking on the leaves!

It’s a true gift to be able to spread the message to children that food has healing properties, and by eating well we become stronger, brighter and more brilliant!  Thank you to PS 261 for hosting us, we had a blast!

Photo courtesy of photofarmer