RESIDENTS at Four Seasons Pennine Lodge Care Home in Harraby have been helping the home’s chef come up with a variety of smoothie recipes as part of ‘Nutrition and Hydration Week’.
The smoothie menu included flavors like peach melba and kiwi and mango as well as a more unusual peanut butter and banana blend which went down a treat.
Chef Wayne Woolman said: “As we get older our bodies may find it harder to store essential fats and sugars so it’s really important to make sure we eat and drink plenty of nutrients. It’s easy to fortify smoothies by adding in high energy foods like custard, ice cream, milk powder and honey to increase calories where needed.”
Resident Joyce Paine, aged 99, said: “I’ve really enjoyed trying all the different smoothies, they’re much more exciting than just eating a piece of fruit and makes it easy to get my five-a-day.”