Harvest Festival Currumbin Primary & the invisible green smoothie!

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Currumbin State Primary School are learning and celebrating all things sustainable and positive for the future, as they gear up to their ‘Harvest Festival on Friday 11th September. Harvest Festival is just the start to Currumbin Primary Schools ‘sustainability ethos’ that’s kicking off in September. The Harvest Festival is being held at the school on Friday 11th September,which will be fostering our school community to sow seeds for a sustainable future! Some activities will be seedling planting, scarecrow making from recycled materials, fishing for rubbish (like fishing for ducks) and making food from the school garden. The Currumbin community spirit will be alive for all things sustainable, asthe schools Harvest Festival runs alongside the Currumbin’s Swell Festival. From September onwards the school will be incorporating a stronger environmental awareness and sustainability focus into Geography,Science, English, Numeracy and Literacy. In the lead up to Harvest Festival, Glowing Green Australia will be teaching environmental classes from Prep to Year 6 about sustaining our earth, its landscapes, our impacts and sustaining ourselves with healthy food choices. Munch Crunch Organics are coming on board to reinforce the need for organic eating, farming and sustaining your body by offering fresh produce to go in the Eco Bags which will be given out in the environmental classes, over two days. Grade 1 will be involved with the program ‘Let’s Eat Environmentally which delivers an ethos of ‘giving the kids the tools to love and nourish themselves and the environment for a lifetime’. Learning outcomes of defining the role of waste in regards to food, how to best utilise and reduce food waste, eating wholefoods that reduce packaging and rubbish, whilst learning about organic farming.
Invisible Green Smoothie
This is my best green weapon for getting in the amazing greens and beautiful healthy fats into my 2 older kids over the younger toddler years. It’s the best way I know my 3 year old has got a belly full of goodies.
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 8cm length of raw zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons of avocado (great brain food and healthy fats)
  • 1⁄2 cup macadamia nuts (great brain food and healthy fats)
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2cm length vanilla bean or 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 500ml milk of choice
  • good pinch cinnamon
Serves 2 Place everything in the blender, and process until really smooth. Add more liquid if your kids like it less thick. Options: Small handful of fresh mint and 1 tablespoon of cacao is perfect if your kids like choc-minty flavours. Perfect Spring Summer Smoothie! The zucchini and avocado give the smoothie a really creamy consistency. If you don’t have frozen bananas, just add some ice cubes to the smoothie!
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