Who Doesn’t Love an Orange Smoothie?




OK.  That is, of course, a rhetorical question.  Anyone who has ever worked with preschoolers knows that it is a rare thing to find a snack that  every child likes.  But it’s been hard to miss with this one!  I like to have the children help me make this frosty treat at snack time.   (Here’s how kids benefit from helping you out in the kitchen!)  


1 (12 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate

1 cup water

1 cup milk

1/3-1/2 cup sugar

12 ice cubes

1 tsp vanilla

(Berries or bananas taste great added in too, if you like!)

Add all the ingredients in a blender, and…well…blend!

(Now, whenever I make something with the children using a blender, I let them know that it’s going to be loud.  That way, those with noise sensitivities can cover their ears or get some distance if they choose to.)

This recipe makes about 6 eight ounce servings.  If you’re pouring it, and you notice it’s a little thick, you’ll want to either provide straws for everyone, or add some more milk.  Otherwise, you run a high risk of “avalanche face”.  You know, when it won’t come out, and then suddenly it all comes out at once.  You’ve been there.  Well, preschoolers are highly susceptible to this phenomenon, so take care!  And Enjoy! 

Blender photo by 4score.


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