Smoothie Time!

One fun — and delicious — way to get lots of fruits and vegetables is to make smoothies with them. Yes — you can make smoothies with vegetables! Here is a basic recipe that you can change with different fruits and veggies.


  • 3/4 cup (100 g) ice cubes
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups (240 g) fresh blueberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened milk (see note)
  • 1 handful chopped spinach


  1. Put ice cubes into a blender or food processor and blend until crushed.
  2. Add blueberries, spinach, and milk, and blend until smooth.

Notes: Nut milks can be substituted. If you like smoothies to be a little sweeter, you can add sweetened milk, honey, maple syrup, or bananas.


What is it?

  • Answer
  • Wheat! More wheat is planted in the world than any other crop. Wheat kernels are ground into flour that is used to make bread, pasta, cereal, tortillas, cakes, cookies, crackers, and more!



Fun Fact: Minnesota ranks 4th nationally in dry edible bean production. Dry edible beans include pinto, navy, Great Northern, kidney, and black beans.


What's orange and sounds like a parrot?

  • Answer
  • A carrot!