Spinach Kale Smoothie a GARDEN DAY HIT!

Today we made smoothies out in the garden as part of garden day at Shepardson. The recipe featured kale and spinach growing in the garden. Here is the recipe for you to enjoy at home, these nutritious smoothies were a big hit with our Shepardson Stars!

Spinach Kale Smoothie

Layer in an 8 cup blender, this makes 60 oz

(adjust accordingly for a smaller batch)

3 cups of apple cider

1 banana

1 handful of fresh spinach

1 handful of fresh kale

2-3 cups of frozen pineapple

1 c. ice cubes

Blend and serve!

Spinach Kale Smoothies in the Garden

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Today we made smoothies out in the garden as part of garden day at Shepardson. The recipe featured kale and spinach growing in the garden.  Here is the recipe for you to enjoy at home, these nutritious smoothies were a big hit with our Shepardson Stars!

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Spinach Kale Smoothie

Layer in an 8 cup blender, this makes 60 oz
(adjust accordingly for a smaller batch)

3 cups of apple cider

1 banana


1 handful of fresh spinach

1 handful of fresh kale

2-3 cups of frozen  pineapple

1 c. ice cubes

Blend and serve!

 

Garden Day 2014 Popsicle Recipe

Orange Carrot Popsicle with a Twist of Kale Limeade

Makes 6 pops

Step1:

Handful of fresh Kale

1/2 c. Santa Cruz Limeade

Blend these together and pour just a tablespoon in the bottom of a dixie cup or popsicle mold. Freeze until solid, two hours or more.

Step 2:

1 1/2 c. 100% orange juice

1/2 c. carrot puree

Combine these ingredients and pour molds on top of the frozen kale mixture. Insert ice pop sticks and freeze at least 2 hours or until firm.

Enjoy 

From Garden to Cafeteria

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Our first batch of produce was harvested  from the garden and prepared to be served in the school cafeteria this past week.  The glorious fresh spinach was picked early last Tuesday morning right at it’s peak of yumminess, washed and served on the salad bar with poppyseed dressing, mandarin oranges and dried cranberries.  A rewarding “Farm to Table” experience for the students at Shepardson.

Cool Cucumber Water

Today we had Cool Cucumber Water in the garden.  A fresh new way to encourage drinking water that we know is so important for the health of our bodies.  Here is the recipe to make at home with your Shep Star.  You may substitute whatever veggies and fruits you want for a flavor that suits your family.

Take a pitcher of water and add one sliced cucumber and a sliced lime.  Refrigerate  for a minimum of one hour so the water becomes infused with taste and vitamins of the fruit and vegetable.  Pour over ice and enjoy!

Liquids to solids…making homemade herb butter

Homemade Herb Butter

Take 1/2 c. heavy cream,  pour into a jar with a tight fitting lid.

Shake until the cream thickens.  The solid mass that forms is the butter and the remaining liquid is buttermilk.  Pour off the buttermilk.  Stir in a pinch of salt, your favorite chopped herbs and some lemon zest.  Serve with bread or hot off the grill meats and veggies.  Spread it on toast for a new fun flavor.