Lesson 3: Smoothie ingredients tasting

Children taste a selection of potential fruit and vegetable smoothie ingredients, describing their appearance, smell and taste and then deciding which they would like to include in their smoothies

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To taste and compare fruit and vegetables

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Explore and evaluate a range of existing products

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Children may need support reading the ingredients – consider providing word banks with pictures. They may also need to rehearse words that describe the appearance, feel, smell and taste before the session.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be pushed to describe the taste combinations in detail. They should also be pushed to consider what they would exclude or include in response to their tasting.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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