Kiddos scared to try kale? Make it into a sweet monster! A smoothie bowl is thicker than a smoothie but softer than ice cream. You can add a little extra milk to the recipe and drink it if you’d prefer. Frozen bananas make this snack sweet and creamy, and you really can’t taste the kale at all. Make sure your little chef rips up the kale leaves and adds them to the blender, so he/she knows those super greens are in there. Have a chocolate lover or a child that prefers not to see green? Add a couple tablespoons of cocoa powder and you’ve got a chocolate monster! Slice some fruit and get out toppings such as nuts or seeds and let the kiddos make silly or scary monster faces on top. It’s an interactive and delicious snack that’s packed with kale!
This recipe was developed by Heather Staller, a mom of two boys, ages 7 and 5, and cooking instructor specializing in bringing cooking into preschool classrooms. After college, Heather knew she wanted to be a teacher, but first followed her lifelong dream of going to culinary school. Teaching cooking combines both of her passions, and she truly enjoys introducing young children to the joys of cooking with fresh ingredients. Find Heather on Instagram (@heather.happykidskitchen), where she shares inventive kid-friendly recipes and ideas for cooking with kids at home.
Kale "Monster" Smoothie Bowls
Makes 1 large bowl or 2 small bowls
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