Harvest of the Month: Sea Vegetables!
Trenton Elementary School is featuring Sea Vegetables as the “Harvest of the Month” all during the month of January. Through the coordination of their School Garden Committee, FoodCorps volunteer, cafeteria staff, and Maine Coast Sea Vegetables the students are learning first-hand about the sea plants that grow right in their front yard. The third grade got an introduction to sea veggies through a rehydration experiment in which they saw, touched, smelled, and even listened to pieces of sugar kelp that were first dry, then moistened, then fully immersed in water. They also got to taste Dulse and Kelp Krunch® and on Friday the whole school will be treated to Alaria-Fruit Smoothies at lunchtime. Yum! The recipe is below:
One banana (fresh or frozen)
One cup frozen berries of choice (we like strawberries and/or blueberries)
One cup frozen mango
One cup milk of choice (unsweetened coconut is our choice)
One cup orange or other fruit juice
One teaspoon Alaria Powder
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!!
~~DON’T FORGET TO EAT YOUR SEA VEGGIES!~~