At the end of second grade last year, Brother’s class had a reading party. The kids brought pillows, wore extra comfy clothes and after recess they piled up and read for the rest of the day. It was awesome to see these precious, emerging readers curled up with their chapter books lost in the joy of reading. Mr. A was always doing cool stuff like reading parties. And I will be forever grateful for the love of learning he helped develop in Brother. I am also grateful he shared his secret smoothie recipe with me that day.
I volunteered to help Mr. A make smoothies as a treat for the kiddos while they were reading. I told him I’d be happy to pick up the ingredients on the way to school and he was clear about only ONE thing. “Don’t forget the secret ingredient,” he said. “What’s that, Mr. A?” I felt honored, like I was being invited into a secret smoothie society. “Honey.” Um no, he didn’t call me honey. Honey is the secret ingredient.
Over the years we’ve made our share of smoothies, but these are the best ever! Try ’em and don’t forget the honey.
juice of your pleasing (we favor orange and pomegranate)
low-fat vanilla yogurt
frozen berries of your pleasing (we like strawberries and mixed berries)
Blend it all up and voila a perfect treat for breakfast, snacks, dessert, and even curled up with a great book.
SO CLOSE to my favorite! I don’t use the juice!! BUT of course I will now! Also… I use plain FF. The vanilla must make it extra rich!!
Love the kids cook idea! Are all of your children “good eaters”? What do you do with a very picky 5 year old eater? Any suggestions?