Healthy & Wellness Fridays: Berry and Spinach Smoothie
Let’s get cooking! Parents, this is the perfect time to get your little ones involved in the kitchen. There are all kinds of fun things to explore – different textures, smells, tastes, and colors. This is also a great time to introduce your children to simple measurements.
Ingredients & Instructions
1 cup of berries of your choice
1/2 cup of spinach
1/2 cup of milk, yogurt, or water
1 teaspoon of honey if desired
If you don’t have some of these ingredients, don’t worry – smoothies are hard to mess up! You can substitute any kind of fruit, either frozen or fresh, and any type of dairy-free milk.
- Chop your banana into smaller pieces.
- Pour the milk, water, or yogurt into your blender.
- Add in your fruit, spinach, and honey.
- Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.
Ingredient: a food that can be combined with other foods to create a special dish, like a cake or a smoothie.
Recipe: a list of instructions that tells you how to make a dish.
Chef: someone who has trained and practiced to be able to cook professionally, like in a restaurant!
Let’s learn about some of our ingredients!
Bananas: Bananas give us potassium! Potassium helps us keep our hearts (and other muscles) healthy.
Berries (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries): Berries give us Vitamin C! Vitamin C helps keep our teeth, gums, bones, and immune systems strong.
Spinach: Spinach gives us iron! Iron gives us lots of energy.