My kind of homework - kids' healthy recipes

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Nov 14, 01:36 AM in and . No comments.

Last week, my son’s year 4 class had the kind of homework I love.
The kids had to find a healthy recipe and record themselves cooking. I’m pleased to say that my son chose a really simple recipe. (Not the least because we were in the middle of moving house and all of my kitchen was packed up at this stage!)

So what did he choose? A smoothie!.

Excellent choice!

Smoothies have it all for kids – dairy, fruit or vegetables, grains (if wanted) and they are so easy for kids to do themselves. I think a fruit smoothie is a pretty good breakfast or after school snack. I should clarify that by smoothie, I mean the milk or yoghurt based drinks.

Here is the recipe my 10 year old chose:

Banana and Strawberry Smoothie (this should make 2)

Ingredients:

Milk 2 cups
Probiotic yoghurt (flavour and brand of choice) 150 g tub
One Banana (sliced)
3-4 Strawberries sliced
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Method:

As simple as popping all of the ingredients into your blender or smoothie maker and blending until a smooth drink. Pour into a frosted glass and enjoy 

Tags: Breakfast, Kids' Healthy Snacks, Recipe, Smoothie

About the author

Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Anne is a Health Professions Council (HPC) registered dietitian (RD), an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD- Australia), a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the British Dietetic Association, The Nutrition Society and of The Dietetics Association of Australia.

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