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Simple Recipe For Kids to Make: Fruit Smoothie

Posted on May 13, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Here is a simple recipe that young kids will be able to make by themselves. This is also a great recipe to use to introduce preschool kids to the art of cooking. Preschool kids can help wash fruit and put it in the blender and turn it on.


Kids if you haven't used a blender before, be sure to ask your parents about how to safely and correctly use a blender before trying this recipe.



Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Serves about 6 people.


Base ingredients:

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 can of orange juice concentrate

1 tsp vanilla

1 tray of ice cubes


Fruit Ideas:

Bananas

Strawberries

Blueberries

Raspberries

Apples/Applesauce

Kiwi

Grapes


Instructions: I always put milk in the blender first. Most blenders have measurements on the side so you don't have to measure the milk in a different container first. Now add the sugar, juice, vanilla, and fruit of your choice. Don't forget to wash your fruit and remove any stems.


(For your first smoothie, be sure to pick fruits that you like. It does not matter how much of each fruit you put in as long as you don't overfill your blender. My favorite combination of flavors so far is 2 bananas, a few strawberries, and a few blueberries. As you make more smoothies, try putting in a little bit of a fruit that you don't normally like. For example: I don't like blueberries if I am just eating them plain, but I love to put 7 or 8 blueberries in my smoothies. My favorite smoothie even has blueberries! So don't be scared to add a little bit of a fruit you haven't tried before.)


Once everything is in the blender except the ice, turn on the blender until everything is chopped up and mixed. Turn off the blender and add the ice. (I add half the ice. Blend. Then add the rest of the ice. Blend again.) You don't want to blend the ice too much. You still want to have small pieces of ice left in the smoothie.


Now pour it into cups and serve it to your family and friends! Be sure to eat it immediately. If you let the ice melt it won't taste quite the same.


Enjoy!!


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