Kids love this super easy and healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl for breakfast, lunch, and as an after school snack!
It's especially fun to serve this 'smoothie bowl bar' style, having toppings set out so your kids can pick what to top their smoothie bowl with!
For another 'must try' smoothie bowl recipe, make my Tropical Blue Smoothie Bowl for your kids!
This refreshing smoothie bowl will 'hit the spot' with your kids! It's healthy, delicious, and the recipe is easily modified. Skyr, frozen banana, and chia seeds are used to achieve the perfect consistency for a smoothie bowl.
- This smoothie bowl is a good source of protein and fiber, so it will help keep your kids feel full longer!
- Yes, this recipe is easy to make. You can do it and your kids will love it!
- You can use any type of milk or milk alternative in place of kefir.
- Frozen strawberries Strawberries are high in vitamin C, antioxidants, vitamins, manganese, folate, fiber, and more. Plus, they add a vibrant color when blended!
- Chia seeds Good source of Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Chia seeds also help thicken the smoothie bowl base.
- Kefir Used as a liquid to help blend all ingredients together. Kefir is a fermented milk drink (we called it drink yogurt when my kids were little). It provides probiotics, protein, calcium, and vitamin D. Milk, milk alternatives, or even water can be used as a substitute, if needed.
- Strawberry Skyr Skyr is thicker than Greek yogurt, which makes it the best for getting the perfect consistency for a smoothie bowl. Plus, it's super high in protein (about 27 grams of protein per cup).
- Frozen Banana Using a frozen banana is key to achieving the consistency that kids love. Banana also adds enough sweetness to the smoothie bowl, so there is no need to add additional sweeteners. And, lets not forget bananas are high in fiber and potassium.
Here’s a quick overview of the steps to make this smoothie bowl. For the full list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.
- Add all ingredients to a high powered blender (I use a Vitamix) in the order that they are listed in the recipe.
- Blend until the desired consistency is reached, using the tamper that comes with your blender as needed to keep the ingredients moving.
- Use a spatula (or a spoonula if you have one) to serve into bowls.
- Add your kids' favorite toppings and enjoy!
- Use only the tamper that is recommended for your high powered blender. Using a tamper that is longer than recommended can damage both the blender and the tamper, and it may cause pieces of plastic (from the tamper) to get into your smoothie bowl.
- Using a tamper helps combine all of the ingredients without over-blending. It works by breaking the air pockets that form in the corners of the blender so the ingredients keep moving, and by pressing the ingredients down into the blades.
- Give your kids smoothie bowl topping options and let them add their own toppings.
- Serve this smoothie bowl in a fun shaped bowl or in a natural coconut shell as another way to change it up for your kids!
Smoothie bowl topping ideas
- Peanut butter, or your kids' favorite nut butter
- Chia seeds
- Macadamia nuts
- Cashews or chopped almonds
- Chocolate chips
- Banana slices
- Sliced strawberries
- Freeze dried strawberries
- Mango pieces
questions you may have
Smoothie bowls are made with more frozen ingredients and less liquid than smoothies. Smoothie bowls need to be eaten with a spoon because they are too thick to drink. The thick consistency allows toppings to be added and enjoyed without the toppings sinking to the bottom.
Yes, smoothie bowls can be frozen. To defrost a smoothie bowl, let it sit out on the counter until it softens enough to eat instead of putting it in a microwave.
Yes, Greek yogurt makes a nice substitute. It isn't quite as thick as Skyr, but it will still work nicely.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- 5 ounce Skyr* One 5oz container of Strawberry Skyr.
- ⅓ cup kefir Plain, unsweetened.
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 banana Over-ripe. Frozen.
- 2 ½ cups strawberries Frozen. One 10oz bag.
- Place all ingredients in a high powered blender in the order that they are listed.
- Start blending on the lowest setting. Gradually increase the blending speed. Use the tamper that comes with your high powered blender to press the frozen strawberries and banana down into the blades and to keep the ingredients moving.
- Blend until smooth.
- Divide into bowls. Top with your kids favorite toppings and enjoy!