Five-a-day fruit and vegetable quota


I was given this amazing book to review from my niece, after reading through it; I realized this would be good for both parents and teachers. The parents have a resource for great Juices, Smoothies and Juice Pops and the teachers have a resource for healthy projects. Plus all of the children will be hitting their fruit and vegetable quota if the book is used correctly.

I haven’t tried any of the Juices and Smoothies in the book yet, so I can’t say if your child/student will like them, but none of them required sugar or anything unhealthy, they all require only natural ingredients. As I stated on my Facebook page, I would provide you with some of the recipes so you can see if you like them and buy the book for yourself.

The book gives information on “How to Juice, The top fruits and vegetables for Juices and Smoothies, and What not to juice.”

   Strawberry Sunrise


8 ounces strawberries

2 oranges

1.  Hull strawberries

2.  Peel the oranges and divide the flesh into segments, then juice with the strawberries

3. Serve straight over ice, or blend in a blender with a couple of ice cubes to make a cooling smoothie. Garnish with a slice of strawberries, if desired.

Good Source of Vitamin C. Potassium, and Calcium

Captain Zinger


1/4 Cantaloupe

1 lime

2 carrots

1/2 inch piece fresh ginger

1. Peel, seed, and cube the melon

2. Peel the lime

3. Juice the carrots, melon, lime and ginger

4. Serve in a glass, over ice, if  desired

Good Source of Vitamins A and C, Selenium, and Zinc

Green Grass


1/2 bunch of broccoli

2 sweet, crisp apples, such as Braeburn or Cox

2 cups of spinach

1/2 cup green grapes

1. Coarsely chop the broccoli and quarter the apples

2. Juice everything, then blend in a blender with a few ice cubes

Good Source of Vitamins A and C, Selenium and Zinc

Hope you try these drinks and your students/ children enjoy them. I will make one and tell you how I liked it, so keep coming back to see my results. Also, tell me if you tried any and how your students/children like them.  Or if you have your own variety of drinks, please use the comment section to share them with all of us. 


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