Welcome Summer! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. Grab this season’s copy of Edible Rhody, available at various locations around Rhode Island. This seasons’ topic, “Pick Your Own”, shares a chart of when to pick your favorite fruits, a how-to guide for creating your own smoothie recipe along with a Rhode Island scavenger hunt and books to read.
Make your own Smoothie
Select at least one liquid and one fruit. Experiment with flavors and name your favorite combos.
Choose 1—2 cups of liquid:
- Dairy milk
- Soy milk
- Almond or coconut milk
- Fresh-squeezed fruit
- juice (such as orange)
Add Â¼ cup (or to taste) of 1 or more of the following fruits:
- Bananas–You’re right! Bananas don’t grow in Rhode Island, but frozen bananas are great thickeners for your smoothie.
- Optional: Ice
Tip: Using pre-frozen berries will add a nice chill to your smoothie. (Wash and dry fresh-picked fruit and place in freezer bags to enjoy local smoothies all year long!)Rev your engines! Place ingredients in an electric blender and place the lid on tight. Blend until smooth.
How do you like to eat your favorite fruits?
- By the handful
- In a smoothie
- Over ice cream or frozen yogurt
- Made into syrup and drizzled over pancakes
- As jam on toast
- With granola
Play the Rhode Island Farm Scavenger Hunt
Resources + Books
- The Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association. Happy 100th birthday! Celebrating 100 years, RIFGA’s over 40 local farming members grow high-quality fruits and vegetables for Rhode Islanders. Visit their website (above) for farms, markets and seasonal harvests.
- The Spatulatta Cookbook by Isabella and Olivia Gerasole (Scholastic, 2007)
This seasonal cookbook is written by kids for kids from the award winning website Spatulatta.com. Ages 8 and up.
- Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2013)
Discover how to prepare our summer bounty. Try the recipe for strawberry shortcake! All ages.