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Recipe: Blueberry Smoothie

Serves 2

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
Active Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes

Kitchen Gear:

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


  • 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.


  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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