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This morning for breakfast we decided to try a new smoothie recipe.  We were skeptical because it called for equal parts of milk and water, but we gave it a try anyway.

The actual recipe called for 1/3 cup of strawberries and 1/3 cup of raspberries, but Christian had already decided that he wanted to use the frozen mixed berries that were in the freezer.  It was the perfect opportunity to throw in a quick summertime math lesson with fractions.  So he learned that 1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3.  I'm happy anytime we can sneak in math and make it practical and fun.  Cooking is obviously something that Christian is very interested in so I will be sure to start to try to incorporate more math learning into his cooking experiments.  This could be a fun learning and not boring and forced.  Wish me luck!!

The kids liked the smoothie and drank it all gone, but Christian said that he liked smoothies better with all milk instead.  He thought that the smoothie was too "watery" and lacking that smoothie consistency.  Christian did however enjoy the rich berry flavor that the smoothie had. I think that this is the most amount of berries he's ever used... and that's a good thing.

Below is our recipe with our minor berry adjustment.  We will make this one again and use 1 full cup of skim milk and omit the water.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup mixed berries

Put all ingredients in the blender & blend on high until smooth.


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