Super Smoothie Template

Community Schoo 7th grade Food and Fun 26I’d like  to thank the wonderful parent volunteers that put on a fantastic “Food and Fun with Nurture” event at Community School Middle school last week:  KB Bigelow, Katrina Harmon, Lauri Bunting, Alison Ruggeri, and Andrea Cookston.  These gals put together an amazing spread of food that the kids really enjoyed tasting.

Lauri provided a Super Smoothie Template that allowed the students to modify amounts of key ingredients and be creative.

Here is how the template worked:

Frozen Organic:



Bananas (perfect ripeness is yellow with brown spots)
Fresh coconut water
Fresh young Thai coconuts
Organic ginger root




Organic Hemp Seeds
Chia Seeds
Coconut Flakes (or use meat from fresh coconuts)

Students also got to experiment in making juices. The kids chose what to put into the juices, with ingredients including apples, pears, kale, Swiss chard, beets, ginger, and carrots.  Here are some additional pictures of the smiling faces!  Thank you to all who participated in this delicious and adventurous Food and Fun!

Community Schoo 7th grade Food and Fun 28

Community School 6th Grade 2

Community School 6th Grade



  1. Kathryn - HKIE says:

    My smoothie this morning: almond milk, 1 T vitamineral green, frozen organic blueberries, 1 scoop protein powder (vanilla warrior blend), 1 T maca, 1 T goji berries, aloe juice, and a hand full of kale. Thick and green!

    Tomorrow I’ll try: almond milk, chia seeds (2 T), 1 T coconut oil, 1 T maca, 1 scoop protein powder, cinnamon and vanilla. Keep up the creative creations!

  2. kathryn guylay says:

    Many people have discovered the simplicity of drinking smoothies to increase their consumption of produce. Whether you’ve been enjoying smoothies for a while or don’t know where to start, here are some tips to remember…

    Don’t be scared to add some vegetables to your smoothie. This increases the amount of nutrients without adding many calories. Some examples are leafy greens such as spinach or kale.
    Adding healthy fats will aid your body in absorbing the fat soluble vitamins in your smoothie. Some examples are any nut butter, avocado, flax or chia seeds.
    To add protein and calcium, include milk, cottage cheese or yogurt to the smoothie.
    Watch your portion size, especially if you’re buying from a smoothie shop. Check the calories before and order the smallest size. The fruit in smoothies is high in energy density (sugar) and can quickly add on the calories.
    Research is showing that consuming the same amount of calories in liquid form rather than solid form is less satisfying and can lead to eating more calories later on in the day.

    ***Smoothies are a great way to get in nutrients if you have trouble consuming enough produce or are always on the go. Just beware of the calorie trap of smoothie shop smoothies and smoothies with lots of fruit. Try to make smoothies at home and still eat your veggies whenever possible.

    ***If you need to get your greens in, here is a simple smoothie formula from

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