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“Mini chef in the kitchen” 2- Jus de lapin (carrot-banana-mandarin smoothie)


carrot - banana - mandarine smoothieIn the “mini chef in the kitchen” series, today we are preparing a healthy fruit smoothie to beat the heat.

Giving the juice a creative name, attracts your kids attention and stimulates their curiosity. There is no way they won’t try it especially if they are picky eaters like my son.

“jus de lapin” or rabbit juice because it contains carrots and has a bright orange color!

carrot banana mandarine smoothieYou will need

  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 big banana
  • juice of 3 mandarines
  • half cup ice (optional)
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

Mix all and blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth and frothy.

My son is not fan of sweet taste, i didn’t add the honey since the mandarin were not very sour.

carrot-banana-mandarine smoothie

If the fruits are already cold or some frozen, you can skip adding ice. I put two colorful ice sticks for fun and to keep it chilled.

This activity provides your kids with plenty of opportunities to learn. Click on benefits of cooking with your kids to know more about it.

To add more fun and encourage Nady to have the whole smoothie i prepared moustache cut out and insert it in the straw. Click here for the printable file.

starw moustache

straw with moustache

carrot.banana.mandarin smoothieThere are endless options for smoothies, use the favorite fruits of your kids, or even introduce some other veggies like celery, spinach or cucumber and make the green giant.

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