Our teens love food programs and yours probably do too. For the smoothie smash, we didn’t just follow a recipe, teens created their own recipes thus learning how to properly make a smoothie.
Budget: $35 (Frozen fruit, fresh bananas, milk, yogurt, orange juice, coconut flakes, and flavorings.) We borrowed blenders from staff
- Teens sat in groups of two to four and each group received a blender.
- They saw a very short slide show on the smoothie making process and how to use a blender.
- To make sure they were paying attention, they played a Kahoot game. Kahoot is an online trivia platform where you can create the questions and the teens use the smart devices to log in and play. ALL of our teens LOVE Kahoot and it’s free. If you haven’t used it and you do lots of trivia games, I HIGHLY recommend it.
- They were given a recipe for practice and they were given tips as they made it.
- They tasted their smoothie and they were asked to evaluate and adjust by adding fruit.
- They were then allowed to go to the ingredients table to make their own recipe. They were given recipe cards and had to record the exact measurements-1 cup of yogurt, etc.
- They blended their recipe and tweaked it. Once they were satisfied, they wrote a fresh recipe card and named their smoothie.
- They poured enough for the entire group to taste test and we then voted.
- The winning group received a water infuser cup. All teens received a page of smoothie recipes.
They really enjoyed the program of our course they provided more food program ideas like a soup competition.