Thursday, April 16, 2009

The gelatinous porcupine staved off the charitable martinet, or Smoothie taste test.

For our taste test the boys and I made four smoothies: oatmeal cookie; apple, avocado, mint; apple, peach, thyme; and Zachary's St. Clement's Smoothie.

We labeled cups with the letters A, B, C and D and added numbers 1 through 4 to three pieces of paper:

We judged:

The winning smoothie was the St. Clement's, Zachary's own creation:

  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 banana
  • handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • handful of almonds
  • 5 ice cubes
Carrot, Peach and Thyme Smoothie (the runner-up)
  • shredded carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only
The oatmeal cookie smoothie was okay, but after drinking the apple avocado one, Zachary said, "Mom, if you ever make another smoothie with mint in it, I will die," followed by Corey's "Mom, if you ever make another smoothie, I will die."

Oh, and in case anyone wants to try out Corey's recipe (unfortunately, we were out of lava), here it is:
  • banana
  • yogurt
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • bread
  • sugar
  • Zachary
  • pig
  • lava
  • pie
  • guitar
For more kid-friendly ideas, check out I Blame My Mother.


Mom or Dad said...

I guess you will have to be Corey's smoothie taste tester the next time you make one.
Tell Zachary to stick with the winning smoothie

Alex said...

I guess Zachary is destined to be a chef after all.

Katie said...

Wow this looks like a fun activity. I am looking for nutrition activities for a post on my other blog ABC & 123 scheduled for a week from this Saturday. I'm going to include this as the smoothies are very nutritious. We'll include a picture, brief description, link back, and credit you. We've got an Earth Day post linked up to Kid Friendly Friday so you should stop by and see how we feature activities in our posts. Please let me know by EMAIL if this is not okay. Thanks!

Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

Zachary's comment about the mint smoothie had me laughing out loud! I bet they had a lot of fun doing this!


sunnymama said...

This looks very fun and very yummy!

Sarah said...

LOL - what a fun idea! Your boys are a hoot. I need to come up with something than my go-to strawberry/pineapple. Yours put that one to shame :) Thanks for linking - enjoy your weekend!

Kerry said...

I went to make Corey's smoothie, and not only was I fresh out of lava, but I had already used my guitar in a salad on Monday night. Bummer.