CFA Interns Treat EMEAC Staff to Sweet Potato Smoothies

December 18, 2013


We can't believe it's December already! So many wonderful things happened this year, best of all, the work we did with our Catherine Ferguson Academy Interns!

CFA Interns from right to left: Tandra, Angelique, Harlyn, Dunia

We've decided to finish out the year by showcasing the work on healthy eating and sustainable food systems that the young ladies have worked on throughout the semester.  One of the more popular efforts they put together was the Sweet Potato, Apple and Banana Smoothie that they made for the entire EMEAC staff.

Sweet Potato Apple Banana Smoothie
1 medium sweet potato, cooked, unpeeled and cooled
1 cup skim milk, or non-dairy milk (we used Almond Milk), or Apple Cider or combination!
1 small banana
1/2 golden delicious apple, halved 
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and dash cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice)
1 tablespoon honey or other sweetener, to taste (We used turbinado sugar or agave nectar)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 

2 cups  ice cubes

After the CFA Interns mixed all the ingredients together in the mixer, the Interns then poured the smoothie into cups and delivered them to EMEAC staff throughout the building. Here is how EMEAC's environment educator Sanaa felt about the smoothie!