This meal-worthy smoothie is easy, nutrient-packed and delicious. Smoothies are a great meal choice for kids, because they’re so easy to make and they’re packed with nutrition. Bonus: your kids can help make them!
Our blender gets a lot of love in our house – smoothies happen almost every day in the Spring and Summer (and even Fall). We like to make them for lunch, and pair them with a wrap or sandwich, or bulk them up enough to have them on their own.
Smoothies are a great meal choice for kids, because they’re so easy to make (kids can help or depending on age, even do it themselves!), but also because you can jam-pack them full of nutrient-dense ingredients like fresh or frozen fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds, nut or seed butters, legumes (like lentils), whole grains (like oats), yogurt, and milk.
I don’t ever use protein powder – not because I’m opposed to them, but because my protein-packed smoothies simply don’t need it!
I also don’t add sugar, honey, maple syrup or any other sweetener. I find that fruit sweetens our smoothies naturally (bananas especially) and we occasionally use vanilla flavoured Greek yogurt, which adds some sweetness too.
We decided to try this smoothie two ways – classic smoothie-style and smoothie bowl-style. Both equally nutritious, delicious and fun to eat (or…drink).
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Catherine Brown says
This is the most adorable video EVER! and that smoothie bowl looks pretty darn satisfying too!
Love all of these cute pics!!! And what a fun recipe! Will have to try it!
Nutrition by Nazima says
Smoothie bowls are my favourite! Can’t wait to try this one!
Susan Redmond says
How do you make this smoothie without milk products? Is it possible?
Sarah Remmer says
Absolutely. You can use any milk alternative.
Laura Franchuk says
Is the coconut fresh?
Sarah Remmer says
I don’t use fresh coconut (too hard to find!), but you certainly can!