I wanted to make a rainbow smoothie because I thought it would be fun, and it was fun because I got to spend some time with my dad. It is also a good experience for my e-book called the Colory Colors of the Rainbow (see below for more details). Different fruits can be used to represent the rainbow’s colors in a healthy way.
For the color red we used raspberries, strawberries, banana and a little water. Normally I don’t like raspberries but they were pretty good in the smoothie.
For the color orange we used oranges, carrots, bananas and a little bit of water. My dad and I really liked the flavor of this combination.
For yellow we used bananas, pineapple and a little water. Usually the pineapple stings my tongue but this time it didn’t.
For green we used kale, green grapes, banana and kiwi but no water because the grapes are very watery.
Blue we did not get to do because the blueberries turned purple. I really like how the purple came out but I would have liked to have blue. I am still bothered by that so let me know in the comments if you know of a fruit that turns blue when it’s blended.
Initially we had prunes that we wanted to use for purple, but they turned brown in the blender. I thought it looked weird but dad liked it. I didn’t let him use it for the smoothie!
For violet we used red grapes with banana and no water.
My favorite part was when there was extra smoothie left over for us to taste-test.
We didn’t precisely measure the ingredients so if you want an exact recipe check out Beth’s at BETH @ THE FIRST YEAR on FEBRUARY 29, 2016. She uses Greek yogurt in her recipes but we didn’t. Maybe we should try the yogurt to see if it helps when blending the colors.
When we put it all together this is how it looked! It was absolutely delicious, I drank two of them and my belly was bursting with yumminess.
Putting it together was a little difficult because we had to freeze some things and some things were too thick so they would sink right through.
Eating healthy can keep you from getting sick. I don’t like being sick because then I can’t go to school and have fun with my friends. Being sick is boring because you don’t have enough energy to run around, and I love running around.
I had fun doing this. It was the funnest day of the year because my dad was not stuck on his computer all day.
I am going to make an e-book called the Colory Colors of the Rainbow. It will be a great educational book for kids about the colors of the rainbow and what they mean. My dad will make an adult version too but it may not have the same title. We will let you know when the e-books are available.