Smoothies were on the menu this month at our momstown Milton Junior Chef program. The weather has been so hot and humid which has led to a lot of our little ones refusing to eat much. We thought that this would be a great way to keep them hydrated and get a little bit of nutrition into them in the process. I always find that if my child helps in the process of making the item, he is more likely to actually consume it.
The recipe was very simple. One cup of frozen or fresh fruit, one cup vanilla or flavoured yogurt, one cup of mango peach juice and one cup of ice. Blend and serve!Check out our momstown meals site for some more summer time treats!
While making the smoothies there are all kinds of teaching opportunities that present themselves to you. For example learning about quantities and how to use a measuring cup.Identifying each of the types of berries that you are mixing into the drink. Observing the mixture change colours as it is being blended and figuring out why it turned orange and not purple like the one the other kids made!
Once the "lesson" was over, the moms and tots got to sit down and enjoy a good tasty treat. What a refreshing way to keep cool on a hot summers day! A big shout out to Mary-Anne for sponsoring this monthly event! Next month we will be making ....