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To bring National Nutrition Month to a close, we had a Smoothie Day with the enrichment students. Prior to this class, the students learned about the high amounts of sugar in commonly consumed beverages. Highly sweetened beverages include soft drinks, most iced teas, sports drinks (Gatorade), energy drinks (Red Bull), and juice that isn't 100% fruit juice.
To show the students how to choose a healthier alternative, we helped them create one. The class was first divided into two teams.
Each team was provided with healthy ingredients from which they could choose to add to their smoothie. There were strawberries, blueberries, and bananas for them to choose from. Ice and 100% cranberry juice were also added to the smoothies to cool down the drink and add some liquid.
|Bright red smoothie from the strawberry group|
|Deep red smoothie from the blueberry group|
National Nutrition Month Fruit Smoothie
Happy National Nutrition Month!
- 1/2 cup 100% cranberry juice
- 2 cups frozen strawberries (or frozen blueberries)
- 2 bananas, peeled
- 1/2 cup ice
- Add juice, strawberries, bananas, and ice to a blender. Blend until smooth.
|Lots of fruit about to be blended|
|The final product about to be enjoyed!|