12 Teenage Cooking Recipes That Are Simple And Healthy

 

5. Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

Assorted berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries) – fresh or frozen
Yogurt (plain or flavored, Greek yogurt or regular yogurt)
Milk (dairy or plant-based, such as almond milk or soy milk)
Honey or maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)
Ice cubes (optional, for a chilled smoothie)

Instructions:

Wash the berries thoroughly and remove any stems or leaves if necessary.
In a blender, add a handful of mixed berries. You can use a single type of berry or create a blend of your favorite berries for a variety of flavors.
Add a scoop of yogurt to the blender. The amount of yogurt can vary depending on your preference for creaminess. You can adjust it later if needed.
Pour in a splash of milk to help with blending and achieve the desired consistency. Start with a smaller amount and add more as needed.
If desired, add a drizzle of honey or maple syrup for added sweetness. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste.
Optional: Add a few ice cubes to the blender if you prefer a chilled smoothie. This will make the smoothie colder and more refreshing.
Secure the blender lid tightly and blend the ingredients until smooth and well combined. If the mixture is too thick, you can add more milk gradually until you achieve the desired consistency.
Once the smoothie is well blended and smooth, pour it into a glass or glasses.
Serve the berry smoothie immediately and enjoy the refreshing and nutritious flavors.

6. Homemade Popsicles

Make your own popsicles using pureed fruits and fruit juices. These homemade frozen treats are a healthier alternative to store-bought popsicles.

Ingredients:

Fresh fruits of your choice (such as strawberries, mangoes, or kiwis)
Fruit juice or coconut water
Sweetener (optional, such as honey or agave syrup)

Instructions:

Wash and prepare the fresh fruits by removing any stems, peels, or pits. Chop the fruits into small pieces.
Place the chopped fruits into a blender or food processor. Add a splash of fruit juice or coconut water to help with blending. You can adjust the amount based on the desired consistency.
Optional: If you prefer your popsicles to be sweeter, you can add a small amount of sweetener, such as honey or agave syrup. This step is entirely optional, as the natural sweetness of the fruits can be enough.
Blend the mixture until smooth and well combined. Taste and adjust the sweetness or thickness by adding more fruit juice or sweetener if desired.
Once the mixture is well blended, pour it into popsicle molds or small cups. Leave a little space at the top to allow the mixture to expand as it freezes.
Insert popsicle sticks into the molds or cups, ensuring they stand upright.
Place the popsicle molds or cups in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or until completely solid.
Once the popsicles are frozen, remove them from the molds or cups. If using cups, you can run them briefly under warm water to loosen the popsicles before pulling them out.
Serve the homemade popsicles immediately and enjoy the refreshing and healthier frozen treats.