We use “seconds” apples, which are bruised or “unsellable.” They’re cheaper to buy (and often get donated), and we did a lesson about food waste and how you can still eat ugly foods!
Applies are a rich source of Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamins C, B6, A.
Blender with tamper
- Remove the apple cores. Students can do this simply by cutting the apples in half and taking out the middle.
- Chop apples into small, 1-inch pieces. The smaller the pieces, the easier it is for the blender to puree.
- Put the apple chunks into the blender and blend until desired consistency. Use a blender tamper to push down the apples if necessary. With no tamper, you may have to add in a little bit of water to make sure it blends correctly.
- Add honey if the apples aren’t sweet enough, but a lot of times, this won’t be necessary!
Tip: If you don’t have a blender or think it’s not strong enough to puree raw apples, just boil the apples in about 1 cups of water until the apples are soft, and then you can mash them with forks or a potato masher. Alternatively, cut them very small and add in a splash of water to the blender.