S3 BP Class 3: Fruit Smoothies + Salads

 A visual ingredient list for a beet smoothie as captured by a student in their journal

A visual ingredient list for a beet smoothie as captured by a student in their journal

In today's class, the gang learned how to make fruit smoothies and salads. Smoothie ingredients from bananas to pineapples to strawberries to carrots to beet juice trigger memories for the students as they watch the ingredients get chopped and juiced. One student writes that watching the process reminds her of morning rituals with her mom in which they juice all kinds of veggies together. Another student writes in a journal that "the beautiful color of the beets reminds me of the two most things in my life and making amazing things."

 Fast moving action in blender making smoothies.

Fast moving action in blender making smoothies.

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Design. Cook. Transform. Blank Plate Project is a creative culinary “design/cook” program, begun in Hunts Point, South Bronx that sparks community development through a combination of design-led imaginative activities and chef-led demonstrations for weekly community dinners, or culminating in a community event. By learning through a design sensibility, applied personal experiences, and industry-relevant culinary skills, students develop the creative capital, neighborhood stewardship, and food justice advocacy skills necessary for their own success and for the future of their community. Over the course of each Blank Plate workshop, students learn creative culinary skills and plan a final dinner event of their own imagination. Blank Plate is a different kind of cooking class. Together, we design, cook, and transform.