Father Dragon sometimes takes Fiddlebug with him to the clearing where he works as Forest Advisor for all of the creatures living in the area. It’s very important work, and Father Dragon knows that a good snack helps him think more clearly and give out better advice, so he makes sure to whip up a nice frozen fruit and yogurt smoothie to share with his little dragon at snack time. Here is Father Dragon’s recipe so you and your big person can make some of your own:
What you need:
2 cups of your favorite frozen fruit (I used peaches, strawberries and blueberries)
1 cup yogurt (I used vanilla)
½ cup milk (I used almond milk, but you can use soy, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, half and half, etc.)
¼ cup really hot water
You and your big person’s favorite cups and a couple of straws
What you do:
Add all ingredients to the blender. I found that adding the frozen fruit first and the hot water second seems to help everything blend better, but there’s no real order necessary. Blend at low speed until all the big chunks are gone – you may need a spoon to stir it up from time to time, just make sure the blender is off while you stir. Blend at medium speed until smooth and well mixed. Pour into your favorite cups and enjoy!
Father Dragon said that you can add sweetener if you need to. He prefers honey which he just adds right into the blender with everything else if the fruit isn’t sweet enough. If he’s at home, sometimes Father Dragon even adds whipped cream and sprinkles on top for a special treat!
Being a homeschooling parent for 13 years and an independent author/illustrator makes a person learn quite a bit about a lot of things. Now it's time to pass it on!