Banana, Strawberry, Almond Milk Smoothies | Juan Cabrillo

Today was our last week of classes for this rotation. To have a little fun, I taught the first and second graders how to make a basic three-ingredient smoothie with fresh banana, frozen strawberries and almond milk. Each student had an opportunity to put a small amount of an ingredient in the blender. Then, everyone crowded around to watch me put the lid on the pitcher and press “blend.”

Many ooo-s and aah-s followed as the ingredients swirled into a bright pink tornado. Then we all had a taste … the kids LOVED it and asked for seconds! We reviewed the three ingredients as we drank the smoothie; and I encouraged the kids to share the recipe with their families so they can make the drink at home!

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Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.