Green Smoothie Anyone?

In our afternoon session the Feilding Intermediate year 8 students developed nutritious and tasty breakfast smoothie recipes. After investigating some recipe ideas from Jamie Oliver, students formulated their own recipe, either based on frozen fruit and oat milk, or a green smoothie based on spinach, organic apple juice, organic frozen banana and fresh lime. They then made their smoothies and we all tasted them. Based on feedback gained they adjusted their recipes until they were really delicious – recording accurate amounts of each ingredient. The green smoothie was delicious with the addition of ginger, or extra frozen banana and freshly squeezed lime juice. At that point we filled six little taster cups with each smoothie, and invited our official tasting team from the next classroom. Students collected further feedback from the tasting panel and used this feedback to reflect on any further improvements they could make to their recipe. Ka pai – all your smoothies ended up very delicious. No one said “that will do”, but everyone pushed on until they really got something great.

Yup, 200g of spinach, this is gonna be gooood

Yup, 200g of spinach, this is gonna be gooood

Wow, that's a lot of spinach for one smoothie!

Wow, that’s a lot of spinach for one smoothie!

Tasting the green smoothies - mmm might need some more apple juice or frozen banana?

Tasting the green smoothies – mmm might need some more apple juice or frozen banana?

Some choices of organic smoothie ingredients

Some choices of organic smoothie ingredients

Blending

Blending

Tasting Smoothies

Tasting Smoothies

Given four ingredients these girls came up with their own recipe for some pretty good tasting carob chocolate.

Given four ingredients these girls came up with their own recipe for some pretty good tasting carob chocolate.

Finishing Up

Finishing Up

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