Kids Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
Kids breakfast smoothie breakfast bowl is a quick and easy healthy option. Every parent has issues with getting their child off Coco Pops, and other sugar-laden cereals. But it can be hard work getting your child to eat differently and healthily, right?
Ingredient quantities will vary depending on the size of the bowl you use and how much fruit you would like to add as topping. I used a 219g ramekin. I also used soya milk but you may prefer whole milk. Instead of sugar, consider blending a banana, especially if overripe as the sweetness will be more apparent.
The Foodie Market brand at Aldi UK sells inexpensive chia seeds. This will cost £1.45 (Summer 2020 price) for a 200g bag. Because packed with nutrients some claim it is a superfood, whilst some experts claim chia seeds may help you lose weight.
How can I make breakfast fun so my child eats fruit?
The best way to make a healthy smoothie bowl is to make it fun and involve yours kids. Especially when it comes to decorating the smoothie bowl with fruit of their choice.
Kids Smoothie Bowl ingredients for one
You do not need many different ingredients for you smoothie bowl.
- 25g Oats
- Volume of milk ½ of the bowl
- 1 tsp of chia seeds optional
- Fruit of your choice, removing any peel if preferred
- Sunflower or pumpkin seeds optional
- Sweetener as overripe banana
Appliances you will need to make your smoothie bowl.
I purchased a Cookworks hand blender with accessories from Argos costing £19.99 (Summer 2020 price) and I love it. It is easy to assemble and clean after use too.
How to make a Kids Smoothie Bowl
Making your kids smoothie healthy breakfast is quick and easy.
- Add the oats into the bowl of your choice
- Add the milk and fold the oats into the liquid
- Mix in the chia seeds. Leave in the fridge overnight to thicken
- Next morning, add the mix to your blender jug
- Add chopped banana and other fruits of your choice
- Blend, blend, blend
- When you are happy with the consistency, pour into the cleaned bowl
- Now it’s time to decorate the top with more fruit, perhaps sunflower or pumpkin. Your children could perhaps use cutters (supervised) to make hearts or make smiley faces from soft fruit to make it fun
What are the benefits of these ingredients?
- Whole oats are rich in antioxidants and fibre
- Strawberries contain vitamin C, B-9, iron, magnesium
- Blueberries are good for skin health, and contain iron, manganese, zinc, vitamin K, calcium, and phosphorus
- Chia seeds are good sources of a-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid), fibre, quality protein, high antioxidants, high in bone nutrients
- Soya milk contains potassium, vitamin A, B-12, D and calcium
- Banana contain vitamin C, potassium, manganese
- Pumpkin seeds are high in fibre, high in antioxidants, magnesium