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Kid-Friendly and Diabetes-Friendly Berry Delicious Smoothie Bowl

July 12, 2019

Smoothie Bowl Served Up in Kidliga Blue!

Smoothie bowls are a hot commodity in the summer months. They are so popular because they are soothing and cooling. They can also be super easy to make. The great thing about smoothie bowls is that they are a big hit with kids and something they can make for themselves without a whole lot of supervision.

So what is the big difference between a smoothie you put in a glass versus a smoothie you put in a bowl, you might ask? There are a couple of big differences. A smoothie bowl is thicker and creamier and allows for layers of flavors and textures. A smoothie in a glass is completely blended and thinner.  Whereas the smoothie in a bowl has a base of yogurt, the smoothie in a glass does not have to include yogurt.

Interestingly, a study done by Wageningen University in the Netherlands found that the thicker the smoothie the more satisfying and full participants remained. It was the thickness of the smoothie not the calorie density that was found to keep people fuller longer. This discovery adds even more appeal to enjoying smoothie bowls over smoothies in a glass.

There are so many ways to make a smoothie bowl fun and kid-friendly. Choosing fresh fruits that are colorful is a great start. Adding different textures and flavors, like unsweetened coconut, seeds, and nuts is another way to make it memorable.

The key to making a healthy smoothie bowl is to keep it low in carbs and not packed with unnecessary calories. Check out this version of a low-carb and kid-friendly smoothie bowl that is easy to do and bound to delight:

Berry Delicious Smoothie Bowl Served up in Kidliga Pink and Blue!


Berry Delicious Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (Fage)
  • 1 cup frozen berries mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and/or strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ¼  cup Bai5 coconut drink
  • ½ tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon fresh berries for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon mixed and toasted rolled oats, sliced almonds and sunflower seeds for garnish

Instructions
  1. Place ⅛ cup puffed rice in bottom of each bowl.
  2. Blend yogurt, berries, almond butter, and Bai5 coconut drink in a blender until well combined.
  3. Pour half into each bowl and garnish with coconut, fresh berries, and toasted mixture.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 2. Calories: 179 (with toppings). Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 2g); Sodium  48mg; Protein 15g; Carbohydrate 17g; Fiber 4g; Sugars 9g.

Smoothie bowls are perfect for all ages!


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