Kid-Friendly Smoothie Bowls

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The kids will love this healthy and delicious breakfast!

these kid-friendly smoothie bowls are a healthy way to start the morning!

What a fun way to get your kids the vitamins and nutrients they need! Seriously, I don’t think I’ve met a kid that doesn’t love smoothie bowls. You might have to change up the ingredients, but you’ll usually find a combination that works for everyone. The part that makes these kid-friendly smoothie bowls so wonderful is the toppings. Kids get to customize their bowls with whatever toppings they want. They can use different colors and make different designs (such as a happy face) and much more.

What Makes It a Smoothie Bowl?

Picky eaters won't be a problem with this yummy dish.

The short answer: it’s not that much different than a regular smoothie. The only difference is that you put the smoothie in a bowl and add toppings. This gives the smoothies some more body. You also have to eat it with a spoon, which makes it more of a sit-down meal. In contrast, a regular smoothie is more of a grab-and-go snack that you can drink with a straw. Kids usually prefer smoothie bowls because they’re more interactive and fun.

When Did this Smoothie Bowl Trend Start?

Add some excitement and color to breakfast time with this easy recipe!

The popularity of the smoothie bowl started when cafes and breakfast places jumped on the acai bowl trend. Once people on Instagram started posting acai bowls for all their followers to see, the trend just steamrolled from there. And while acai bowls are certainly colorful, delicious, and healthy—they’re also expensive. What makes them pricey is where they’re from. They’re basically dark purple berries from South America that grow on Acai palms. After harvesting, processing, and shipping, the price can really skyrocket.

We Love Kid-Friendly Smoothie Bowls!

Full of fruit and flavor, this recipe is sure to be a hit!

With these smoothie bowls, you get all the delicious flavors of an acai bowl without breaking the bank. Strawberries, blueberries, and bananas are much more affordable than acai berries—and just as tasty if you ask me! Add in some milk and nutritious chia seeds, and you have a super healthy meal substitute or snack that every kid and adult can enjoy.

What makes chia seeds so healthy? I’m glad you asked! Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients backed by science to benefit your body and brain. They include a great source of protein, fiber, omega-3 fats, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus—so many nutrients in such a small seed! Plus, they’re non-GMO, gluten-free, and whole-grain food. The ancient Mayans would consume chia seeds for energy—chia means “strength” in the Mayan language.

Smoothie Bowl Variations

The kids will love these pretty smoothie bowls!

If you don’t have these ingredients in your cupboard, fridge, or fruit bowl, don’t worry about it. You can use granola, chocolate chips, sprinkles, kiwis, or blackberries for toppings. For your smoothies, you can even use Greek yogurt, honey, mango, pineapple, orange juice, or whatever you have handy. Just be aware of the sugar content for the ingredients that aren’t fruit. Also, try to freeze your fresh fruit or buy frozen fruit so that your smoothies are nice and cold. However, you can add ice if you need to.

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Kid-Friendly Smoothie Bowls

These smoothie bowls are packed with healthy ingredients that your kids are sure to love.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1 bowl
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients

For the Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana small
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup fruit of your choice raspberries, blueberries, etc
  • 1/3 cup granola

Instructions

  • Place the smoothie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide the smoothies among two bowls. Then allow your kids to choose their own toppings for their bowls.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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If you’d like to make your smoothie bowls more for adult taste buds, try making a Creamy Protein Green Smoothie or these Veggie-Filled Smoothie Recipes.

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