P.S. 32 kids love spinach and cucumbers in their smoothies, as evidenced this past Monday during the school’s first official Smoothie Day of the school year!
On Smoothie Day, Novermber 17th, in the school cafeteria, kindergarten through 5th grade students fervently sampled fruit and vegetable-only smoothies of varying rich green hues during their lunch period.
The smoothies were prepared onsite by PTA mom Dr. Sarah Gundle, who agilely began blending the vegetables and fruits, from the first arrival of students through the last. The result was an assortment of healthy and delicious, freshly-made green smoothies for our students. Our dedicated group of parent volunteers also arrived early that morning to help prep the fresh produce for blending. Throughout lunch period, they served the smoothies to the kids and assisted them with their very important taste testings. PS 32 school staff and administrators were supportive of the event and thrilled with the childrens’
Spinach, mint leaves and/or cucumbers were combined only with fresh fruits such as strawberries, watermelon, banana and apple, to create sample cups that outrivaled the prepackaged frozen fruit dessert originally in place on the schoolfood lunch menu that day. Students have already put in requests to the school for an upcoming Smoothie Day.
Funding for Smoothie Day was made possible through a vote of approval this fall by our PTA. Additional contributions torwards this event were also made by individual members. Parents, school administration and staff are increasingly willing to bring healthier and greener food options to our students and the school community.
Sarah has kindly shared her recipes below, and we hope that you will try them at home! Continue reading