Orange Cream Delight

Orange Cream Delight from fivelittlechefs.com #smoothie #kidscooking

We love to make smoothies because they are hard to go wrong. The Little Chefs are able to make their own recipes, or they are able to alter others like this one. All the ingredients are added to the blender in any order, except the ice which always goes last. For the Orange Cream Delight Little Chef D added the yogurt. Next the peaches and banana. Then comes the milk. Little Chef D and A worked together to get out the orange juice concentrate. That was a hard task because it was still frozen, but they were successful! Little Chefs D and A worked together to get out the honey. Looks like I need to refill the container so they can squeeze it out a little easier! Don't forget … [Read more...]

Cinnaberry Peach Delight

Cinnaberry Peach Delight

We hope you are enjoying your summer. It has been so hot here we are drinking whatever we can find! Little Chef A has been asking for a long time to make up her own recipe. Well....she has done it! I let her create her very own smoothie recipe. This is her very first of many, I'm sure! How did this come about?? Well, I let her know what ingredients we had available and let her decide how much of what she wanted to include in the smoothie. She chose 1 cup of frozen mixed berries. 1 cup frozen sliced peaches. 1 cup peach yogurt. 1 cup apple juice. 1 Tablespoon honey - "for a little sweetness." 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon- "just for more flavor." Add 9 ice cubes and … [Read more...]

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade

We have been having hot 100 degree days lately. When our days are this hot we are constantly drinking anything and everything to stay hydrated. Sometimes we go for a "special drink" or make our own when my Little Chefs work hard weeding or score a goal in the soccer game. Fresh Strawberry Lemonade is a three ingredient recipe quick to whip up when you need something special. I love the use of fresh strawberries, especially from the garden. I always think when our strawberries are ripe we will make so many strawberry recipes (and I do have a list) but then my Little Chefs snack outside and I am not left with enough. Oh well! The grocery store strawberries work just as well. Wash one 16 … [Read more...]

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Fuzzy Navel Smoothie

Five Little Chefs - Fuzzy Navel Smoothie   Smoothies are easy for kids to make at any age. Usually they are dump and blend recipes. This Fuzzy Navel Smoothie is no different. The Little Chefs each took a turn to dump in the ingredients. No measuring was required. A little more or a little less of something is just fine.   After it was all blended together it was time to enjoy! This recipe made a lot! We just barely finished it all. Little Chef H loved drinking a little then pulling the straw out of the cup and dripping it on the counter just to be told to put it back in the cup and start the process all over again!   For some reason the Little Chefs did not think it would be … [Read more...]

Yummy Wake-Up Smoothie

Five Little Chefs - Yummy Wake-Up Smoothie    Last weekend Little Chef A was with a group of girls her age. They decided to make smoothies together. She was super excited because they did not follow a recipe. They made up their own!  This is why smoothies are the easiest thing kids can make. We did follow a recipe, Yummy Wake-Up Smoothie. What an interesting name we thought!  After the ingredients were measured out it was time to dump it all in.   I taught my Little Chefs a secret. When measuring honey, spray the spoon or cup with nonstick cooking spray and the honey will slide right out.  They didn't think it was as mind blowing as I did when I first learned, … [Read more...]

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Santa’s Favorite Malted Hot Chocolate

Five Little Chefs - Santa's Favorite Malted Hot Chocolate     Since we are on a hot chocolate kick right now we are trying another one, Santa's Favorite Malted Hot Chocolate.   The Little Chefs were so confused why it had Santa in the name, but I explained perhaps someone makes it every Christmas Eve.  That seemed to satisfy them for the moment. Mom can make a pretty convincing case!  We had all the ingredients in our pantry. Why would we have malted milk powder? Someone told me if you add a little to your pancake recipe they will then taste more like restaurant pancakes. I seem to forget to add it in when we make them early in the morning, but I had the … [Read more...]

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Recipe Redo: Delicious Hot Chocolate

Five Little Chefs - Recipe Redo: Delicious Hot Chocolate   In my attempt to help my Little Chefs learn from their mistakes in life, we frequently discuss what could have been said or done next time to obtain a better outcome. This has spilled over into our cooking. I do mean "our" because when I cook a meal its usually Little Chef A that will say, "probably if you did ..... next time it would be better." She says this matter of factly without me even asking for opinions!  When Little Chef A first made Delicious Hot Chocolate I could tell the wheels were turning in her mind. I figured this would be wonderful for a Recipe Redo. They all mentioned how chocolatey it was in a way I knew … [Read more...]

Raspberry-Orange Smoothie

Five Little Chefs - Raspberry-Orange Smoothie   This week for our new drink my Little Chefs tried Raspberry-Orange Smoothie found on the food network site. This was super simple. Everything was dumped into the blender and the button pushed.  The ingredients are almost all described in the title, raspberries, orange juice, plain yogurt and of course ice.  The recipe was doubled because there are a lot of us!    After the ingredients were measured out Little Chef D dumped them all into the blender. Yes the instructions for the blender say put the ice in last, but I can say it works putting the ice in first. I thought for sure we would have spilled something all … [Read more...]

Delicious Hot Chocolate

   Its cold here and wet, well semi-cold this winter.  Little Chef A wanted to help make some Delicious Hot Chocolate.  When she found out she had to cut the orange she wanted to try out her knew knife which is made especially for kids. I first explained she did not need to cut the orange in half, just the rind which is the outside orange part. She said "Why don't I just peel the orange?" I explained the white part is bitter and that wouldn't taste good.  She took her new knife and started sawing back and forth to take off the rid. I explained about the contour of the orange and how she should move her knife accordingly to get a longer piece of rind. That … [Read more...]

Orange Banana Smoothie

Five Little Chefs - Orange Banana Smoothie   My Little Chefs LOVE bananas and juice. We seem to have both around quite frequently. I have been known to buy a lot of bananas, eat some, and freeze some for later. When I came across this recipe I thought it would be perfect for us! I know this recipe calls for everything fresh. In fact all the recipes we have been making call for everything fresh. In our world (home) we have so much going on fresh everything isn't possible or affordable. We thought why not make this smoothie with what we have currently in our home. We do have orange juice, sometimes I have fresh lime/lemon juice that I juice and freeze in ice cube trays, I have a bag of … [Read more...]

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