While the Henry and I were making our favorite healthy pancake recipe, Tate was doing a little food preparation. Children can start with basic preparation around 18 months-old. If you're wondering where to start, I recommend the book that Kylie from How We Montessori and I produced together called Kids in the Kitchen: Simple Recipes that Build Independence and Confidence the Montessori Way. It has step-by-step directions about how to set up the kitchen to support children, how to introduce basic skills to them, resources for where to buy child-sized supplies, and simple recipes that support children to cook independently. Henry and I make the bread recipe nearly every single week. It's so simple and delicious!
Tate was cutting bananas and arranging them on a plate for us to freeze, so that we could make my new favorite healthy chocolate smoothie recipe.
All of my new favorite healthy eating recipes come from this book.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 T chia seeds
- 2 soft Medjool dates, pitted (or 1 T of maple syrup)
- 2 T raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 t vanilla extract
- Combine the almond milk, chia seeds, and dates in a high-speed blender.
- Add the cacao powder, banana, vanilla, and ice cubes and blend again.