Super Sensory Smoothie
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Fun sensory exercise for kids - talk about colours and textures of the raw materials, the noise and colour changes in process, the smells and then what happens over time.
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 500ml
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 handful of washed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 punnet (or 200g) of strawberries, trimmed
  • 300ml milk (of your choice)
  • 50g ice (or just some additional milk if the noise of the ice in the blender is going to be too much sensory overload)
  • (If you really want to add some extra sweetness try some honey or maple syrup to your liking)
  1. Discuss the look, feel and smell of each raw ingredient as you put it into the blender
  2. Blitz in the blender for 2-3 minutes
  3. Pour into 2 glasses taking note of how "runny" the mixture is
  4. Try making moustaches, smelling or drinking one smoothie now
  5. Check the other smoothie after 15 minutes, discuss what has happened to the colour. Using a straw you can see what has happened to the texture. The chia seeds would have started to go "gluggy" and make the smoothie thicker.
Recipe by Play With Food at