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​Blueberries are amazing brain food. Just a half cup a day can help keep your brain cells healthy and your memory strong. Plus, blueberries are 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 and eat them like tiny fruitsicles. Or make this creamy, blue smoothie to share.

Adult: Yes

Hands-On Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 10 Minutes

Makes: 2 Servings

Kitchen Gear:

  • Measuring cup
  • Dinner knife (for slicing banana)
  • Cutting board
  • Blender (adult needed)
  • Spoon

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup water or coconut water 
  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ½ overripe banana, peeled and sliced (frozen if possible) 
  • 2 ice cubes

Before You Begin:

  • WASH your hands with soap and water and dry them.
  • CLEAN the counter top with a sponge.
  • GATHER all your kitchen gear and ingre¬dients and put them on the counter.
  • SCRUB all the fruits and lay them out on a dishtowel to dry.
  • PREPARE your ingre¬dients, which means you may have to do something before you get started with the instructions.

Instructions:

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender. 
  2. Put the blender top on tightly. Turn the blender to medium and blend until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and scrape out the rest in the blender with a spoon.
  4. Serve right away—or store in a thermos or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.

Safety Tip:

Get an adult’s permission and help with all sharp knives, appliances (blender and food processor), the stove or oven, and hot ingredients.

 

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Last Updated
7/1/2013
Source
ChopChop Magazine (Copyright © 2013)
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