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Blueberry Smoothie
 



Blueberries are amazing brain food.  Just half a cup a day keeps your brain cells healthy and your memory strong.  (In lab experiments, rats that eat blueberries keep their brain power much longer than rats that don't)!  Plus, blueberries are quite literally bursting with antioxidants - those amazing substances that keep your cells and body super healthy.  Add blueberries to smoothies and fruit salads, top your cereal with them, or freeze them and eat them like mini fruitsicles.  Or make this creamy, blue smoothie to share.

KITCHEN GEAR:
Measuring cup
Dinner knife (for slicing banana)
Cutting board
Blender (adult needed)
Spoon

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup water or coconut water
1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 overripe banana, peeled and sliced (have a grown up help you with the cutting)
2 ice cubes

INSTRUCTIONS:
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.
 
1.    Put all the ingredients in the blender.
2.    Put the blender top on tightly. Turn the blender to a medium setting and blend until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
3.    Pour the smoothie into cups and scrape out the rest with a spoon.
4.    Serve right away—or store in a thermos or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.




© Chop-Chop Magazine
For more great recipes check out the ‘Kids Treats Cookbook’ or ‘Taste of Home: The Busy Family Cookbook’ at your local Kohl’s store. You’ll get some tasty recipes plus you’ll be supporting the Kohl’s Kids in Action program right here in Lucas County, Ohio.

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