Finding a healthy afternoon treat that is both kid-tested and parent-approved doesn’t have to be a challenge – smoothies are the perfect combination of nutritious and delicious, with endless recipe possibilities that even the pickiest eater won’t be able to resist.
Need some ideas to get started? Check out the winning cafeteria creations submitted by Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) schools during our 2018-2019 Yogurt’s Got Game Contest. Students worked with their school cafeteria manager or nutrition director to create and test recipes that met school nutrition guidelines and passed the student taste test.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Submitted by Fuel Up to Play 60 students at Travis Middle School in Irving, Texas
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1 banana (use frozen bananas for thicker smoothie)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/4 cup milk or liquid of choice
Directions: Add first 6 ingredients into a blender. Fill blender with ice and liquid. Depending on desired consistency add more or less ice and liquid – more ice will make it thicker and more liquid will make it not as thick. Blend, enjoy and conquer the day!
Smoothie how to video featuring students from Travis Elementary FUTP 60 Team:
Caramel Apple Yogurt Crunch
Submitted by Fuel Up to Play 60 students at Grandview Elementary in Windsor, Colorado
- 2-3 Granny Smith apple slices (cut up into bite-sized pieces)
- 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 tablespoon Grape-Nuts cereal
- 1/4 teaspoon HERSHEY’S Caramel Syrup (sugar free)
Directions: Scoop 1/2 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt into a small bowl. Mix in the bite-sized pieces of 2-3 Granny Smith apple slices. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of Grape-Nuts cereal. Top off with a small drizzle (1/4 teaspoon) of HERSHEY’S Caramel Syrup. Grab a spoon and enjoy your healthy, delicious treat!
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