Our smoothie bowl for kids is a thick smoothie bowl that you are able to load with toppings. It’s a simple way to get added fruit into your kids. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
Do you struggle to get your children to eat enough fruit and vegetables? I sure do, especially my daughter. She prefers cookies over clementines any day.
But she loves smoothies.
I like smoothie bowls due to all the space on top for delicious, healthy toppings.
My favorite fruit to use in smoothies is blueberries, they offer a huge nutrition punch in a very small package.
Blueberries are packed with vitamins A, C, E, and K, along with fiber, manganese, iron, and antioxidants. There are many health benefits to blueberries supposedly due to their unique assortment of phytochemicals including anthocyanins (responsible for their bright color), chlorogenic acid ( , and resveratrol ( .
Pro Tip: Research has focused on the antioxidant activity, potential cancer-prevention properties, protective effects against dementia-related diseases, and is linked to the urinary tract, heart, and vision health. Research has placed blueberries on the top of the list in highest antioxidant activity.
The intense color of blueberries hides the bright green color of any greens you add to your smoothies. I don’t know about you, but I have a better chance of getting my kiddos to eat a purple smoothie, over a green one.
Kitchen Tip: For the best smoothie, consider using a high-speed blender. They work best at getting all the greens to magically disappear! My favorite cost-effective blender is my Ninja. You can check it out here. You don’t need to drop hundreds of dollars on a more fancy model. This one works great!
How To Make
- Add all ingredients (besides toppings) to a high-speed blender
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into individual-sized serving bowls
- Top with toppings of choice such as sliced bananas, flax seeds, raspberries, or chia seeds (these all make it a high fiber smoothie!)
Treat yourself today to this delicious blueberry smoothie bowl. It is tropical, simple, and healthy. Give it some great toppings like banana slices, raspberries, chia seeds, or coconut flakes, then relax and enjoy!
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CKC Features both Gluten-Free Guidance and Kids Cooking Instructions: If you’re new to eating gluten-free we understand it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don’t. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten or cross-contamination.
The ⭐️ symbol in the recipe below denotes the steps in which kid cooks may need a helper (depending on age). If there is no ⭐️ symbol, that step (or recipe) doesn’t require a helper.
Smoothie Bowl for Kids
- 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk ✅
- 1-2 cups spinach
- 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2-3 mint leaves
- ⭐️Blend. Place all ingredients in the blender, puree until the desired consistency is reached.1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries, 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, 1-2 cups spinach, 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice, 2-3 mint leaves
- Serve. Pour into a bowl and serve with your favorite toppings!