Food Technology – Smoothies

This term in Year 2 we are focusing on Food Technology and will be making our own smoothies. Our challenge is to design a new smoothie for the members of The Yanomami Tribe who live in the Amazon Rainforest.

First, we were reminded that in Design and Technology lessons we have to follow a four-step process:

  1. Research
  2. Design
  3. Make
  4. Evaluate

For the research part of the project, we have focused on researching what current smoothies there are that are popular and asked what makes a good smoothie. We thought about what smoothies we have already had and were shown some different brands of smoothies.

Then, we used our computing skills and researched different ingredients  that you can find in smoothies and recorded them to discover what makes a good smoothie.

We then used this to design our own smoothies and planned what will be in the smoothie. Next week we will be getting our fruits and starting to chop them ready for the smoothie!

How to help at home:

  • Have fun and try some different fruits and smoothies together!
  • Practise chopping skills by slicing some different fruits.
  • Practising peeling fruits like apples.