Today, on the last day of the fair, the first ever 4-H Smoothie Challenge was held at the center stage in the Youth building. They are hoping to make this an annual event.
Four teams composed of 4-Hers from all over the state competed in two contests. In the first contest teams could bring their own recipes. This part of the contest was judged by their peers from other counties. The second part of the contest was where teens were given a scenario where they would have to make up a smoothie recipe with certain nutritional requirements. Then they had to make their smoothie recipe from scratch. This part of the competition had adult judges.
All the participants had fun and a lot of delicious healthy smoothies were made. The recipes that the youth used will be posted on the New York State 4-H web page. So make sure to check them out. I can’t wait until next year’s smoothie challenge!by Abigail Santora