Our 4th and 5th graders of Allentown Academy had the chance to make smoothies at our after school programing a couple weeks ago! Before making the smoothies with the students, we tested the recipe at the Brashear office. So often, kids crave a sweet, chocolate get-me-up at the end of their long school day; so I found a recipe with a healthy spin to it to try with the students. With some inspiration for the smoothie recipe from pinterest and many healthy blogs--this is the recipe I followed the closest.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe:
-1 peeled banana
-1 tablespoon of peanut butter
-1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
-1 cup/handful of spinach
-1 cup of almond milk
Overall, the chocolate smoothie seemed to be a hit; although some of the students were a little intimidated by the funky brownish-green color. I love trying out simple, healthy recipes with our students in hopes they will try it at home sometime. A couple of the 4th and 5th graders even requested the recipe!