Smoothie Challenge

Healthy & Active
Healthy & Active

Encourage healthy eating with a challenge that anyone can get on board with. By setting a few guidelines and leaving the end choice to your participants, this activity is aiming to get young people more engaged in caring and knowing about what they eat.


  • Frozen fruits and veggies
  • Base (milk, juice, etc.)
  • Thickener (yogurt, ice cream, etc.)
  • Flavour (honey, cinnamon, vanilla, etc.)
  • Power (protein powder, flax seeds, etc.)
  • Blender
  • Measuring spoons/cups


Challenge the participants to create the best tasting and most healthy smoothie ever by including at least: 2 types of fruit, 1 type of veggie, a base, a thickener, flavour, and a power boost. Visit for how to put together a great smoothie.


  1. Arrange for groups of 3 or 4 participants.
  2. Either lay out previously purchased ingredients and have the groups spontaneously choose their smoothie components or have the groups draft up a list of ingredients ahead of the actual challenge day.
  3. Combining the intended ingredients, beginning with a bit of frozen fruit and a liquid and slowly adding in from there, each group will create their smoothie with the completed products taste-tested by staff for the “best one”.


  • If possible, have the groups keep track of the amounts of each ingredient they used in their smoothies so they can calculate the nutrition levels (vitamins, proteins, calcium, calories, etc.).
  • Have each group create a recipe card to include into regular program snack time for another day.


  • Ensure adult supervision of the participants when they use the blender.


After the groups have completed their smoothies, the facilitators then get to judge them through a taste test by assessing the following items:

  • Did they use the required ingredients?
  • How healthy is it?
  • Does it taste good?

Reward the group with the best recipe.

Submitted by Osgoode Youth Association.