Creating a 5-a-day Cricket Fruit Smoothie
Activity Creating a 5-a-day Cricket Fruit Smoothie
Curriculum Area English & DT & CPSHE
NC Objectives DT: 1a), 1b), 1d), 2f) CPSHE: 3a).

Main learning objective

To make your own fruit smoothie and understands the benefit of eating fruit and vegetables and following a healthy diet.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 20 minutes
  • Discuss with the class the importance of eating 5-a-day and get the class to give examples of how they are going to do this today or do normally.
  • Then discuss the importance of fruit in the diet and think about eating the fruit in different ways, eg, Apple pie, and eventually lead them to a fruit smoothie and discuss how this is becoming a popular health drink.
  • Look at some of the nutritional elements in fruit such as energy, water, fibre, fat, protein, sugar, vit A, vit C and vit E. Discuss the importance of these and how they could benefit a cricketer in a fruit smoothie.
  • Also discuss composite food where several, if not all of the essentials to a balanced diet are included.


Main Activity 30 Minutes
  •  Provide the class with the ‘Designing and making a 5-a-day cricket fruit smoothie’ in the Activity section and also ‘Fruit nutritional information’ in the Supporting Material section to aid the pupils in their fruit selection.
  • Follow all health and safety regulations for food preparation, storage and hygiene and prepare the fruit smoothie in groups either send a letter home to explain to parents the activity and for them to supply the required fruit, or just buy a large amount of fruit for pupils to select from).


Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Once the cricket fruit smoothies have been made, store them in the fridge as individual drinks. Either drink them when ready, or drink them during the afternoon practical session during a break.