Kiwi Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are incredibly popular… and for excellent reason. They are beautiful, versatile, packed full of nutrition and fun to eat. A mixture of smooth and chunky, hard and soft, they are a good meal and snack option to get little ones involved with from early on – from selecting the fruits (or vegetables) that they use, helping with the blending process, to the final decoration.
The possibilities with smoothie bowls are endless and they make a great opportunity to blend a number of fruits and vegetables together, that kids may refuse if solid. A combination of blended and whole fruits means that little ones can recognise fruits that they like, which will bring them confidence and reassurance as they tackle the beautiful and vibrant bowl. Adding some favourite yoghurt, cereal and berries to decorate the bowl go a long way towards engaging little imaginations. A fairy bowl, a magic breakfast couldron… even a fruity volcano. The opportunities are endless.
This is easily made allergy friendly, simply through what you use in your smoothie. Gluten and nut free cereal options and dairy free yoghurt alternatives make this an easy breakfast option without sacrificing any of the flavour and fun.
Allow your little one to offer up suggestions as to what will taste delicious blended together. I often throw in a handful of spinach too (when my little man isn’t looking!)
Kiwi Smoothie Bowl Ingredient Suggestions:
1- 2-3 kiwi fruit per bowl (skin removed)
2- 1 banana
3- 1/2 a mango
4- 1 sneaky handful spinach – 1/2 avocado also works well.
5- splash of water, milk or a liquid option (can include almond milk, oat milk, rice milk or coconut milk) if needed
6- Blend these together and pour into a bowl
7- Chop up a variety of fruit to use as decoration (depending on tastes and size of bowl)
8- Decorate with cereal mix, granola, seeds or oaty clusters with a drizzle of yoghurt (or alternative) and honey… yum!