Our students are young and impressionable. TALES is a healthy school that has a program that educates all of our students in fitness and nutrition. As we promote a healthier lifestyle, we do our best to provide our students the environment to live a healthier life. Many of our students comply with our request of making healthy choices. We have changed our lunch menu to have healthier options. We have asked their parents to send their children to school with healthy snacks and they do!
I wanted to take this to the next level by introducing new ways to eat healthy. The Nutribullet RX we received through DonorsChoose.org will be used blend up healthy fruits and vegetables into delicious smoothies for our students to consume for snack.
A lot of food, such as yogurt, fruits, and milk, go to waste during breakfast and lunch. These foods can easily be transformed into delicious healthy smoothies and shakes with the Nutribullet and help prevent wasting food.
The Healthy Smoothies for Pre-K project was created to help reduce waste. Many of the items left over from breakfast can be used to blend up healthy smoothies our kids can drink for snack. When the project was funded, our kids were curious to see what the Nutribullet was going to be used for. I informed them that we were going to make smoothies. The recipe book that came with the blender got our kids even more excited. All the different fruits and vegetables that can be blended up into a delicious treat were visually appealing and our children were anxious to begin.
Together as a class, we went over which items would go into our first smoothie. A child called the recipe, Soosha's Smoothie.
Recipe for Soosha's Smoothie
- 3 bananas
- 2 oranges
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 mango
- 2 carrots
- 2 small cartons of milk
- soy milk to the top of the bullet limit line
With a lot of ingredients left over and our children still excited about making smoothies, we had to spend the next two days using up our fruits, vegetables, and soy milk to make more smoothies for ourselves and to share with others. New group of students came together to take part in blending up the delicious drink.
As she cut the pineapple into smaller pieces, she gave the sweet fruit for many of our students to enjoy.
With the weekend approaching, we did not want the food to spoil. We cut up the remaining fruits for our students to have for snack. All of our students ate it all up.
I am grateful for those who donated to our project and the families that gave us the wonderful fruits, vegetables, and soy milk for us to make this project a huge success.
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