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Pomeberry Smoothie

Age Range: 9-12 | Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
Pomeberry Smoothie Worksheet

Adults: Kids in this age range should be assisted and supervised by an adult at all times while cooking in the kitchen. Unless marked Adult Assistance, all the steps can be done by the kids.

Kids learn by doing; they will not gain anything if you try to do things for them. Pick a time that you and your child are relaxed and can take the time to make a mess and have fun. Remember, a perfect end result is not the objective. The objective is for you and your child to have a positive, fun cooking experience that you will want experience again and again.

Before You Begin:

  1. Read this recipe from start to finish making sure you understand it
  2. Check to see what ingredients you already have at home
  3. Make your shopping list with the template included with this recipe and ask an adult to take you to the store. Be sure to go along!
  4. Ask your parents or an adult for permission to work in the kitchen
  5. Pull long hair back
  6. Put on an apron or clothes that you can get dirty
  7. Wash your hands with soap and warm water
  8. Clear a space to work: a table or counter
  9. Get out all the utensils and ingredients that you will need
  10. Use separate cutting boards for fruits/veggies and meat
  11. Rinse any fruits and veggies with cold water
  12. Place a paper bag or plastic garbage bag near your workspace so you can clean as you go

Ingredients:

Delicious Frozen Strawberries!

Frozen Strawberries

What You Will Need:

Using frozen fruit makes the smoothie slushier

Cooking Term: Hull means to remove the stem and the green top of some berries such as strawberries.

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice the banana into small pieces with the pizza cutter or dull knife and put in the blender
  2. Rinse the strawberries under cold water and pat dry.
  3. Adult Assistance Technique Teach: Hull the strawberries: Gently stick the paring knife under the green cap of the strawberry.
  4. Place your thumb on the cap and gently pull the cap and stem up and out. You've now hulled the strawberry!
  5. Slice the strawberries in half with the pizza cutter or dull knife
  6. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries and put them in the blender
  7. Measure the yogurt, blueberries, raspberries, honey, pomegranate juice and ice cubes and put them all in the blender
  8. Adult Assistance Put the lid on the blender. Make sure it is on tight
  9. Adult Assistance Cover the lid with your hand and blend until smooth
  10. Taste to see if you need to add more of anything

You're Not Done Yet... Great cooks always clean up after themselves!

  1. Put all the ingredients you used back into the cabinets, fridge, etc.
  2. Put all the dirty dishes and utensils you used into the sink and/or the dishwasher
  3. Wipe down your workspace with a sponge or damp paper towel
  4. It's ok to take a break and enjoy what you made, but don't forget to wash the dirty dishes!

[Pomeberry Smoothie Worksheet] PDF file includes Recipe, Shopping List, and a spot for your picture and notes.

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Dori Young, is dedicated to providing cooking education curriculum and programs designed to educate kids and families on how to plan and prepare healthful meals through the Jr. Cooking Club after-school and community programs.

The Jr. Cooking Club is a low-cost community cooking education club where groups of kids ages 3-17 come together to learn about food, health and nutrition, and make tasty morsels with friends while having lots of fun!

Updated December 5, 2009