Picture Recipe for Kid Chefs
The Game Plan
How Long it Will Take with Kid Chefs
- 15 minutes
- Makes 2 full drinking glasses of smoothie
- Serves 2-4 people
Suggested Serving Size
Little Kids (age 8 and under): ½ of a glass
Big Kids and Adults (age 9+): 1 glass
(any unfinished smoothie can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 24 hours)
The package should say “old-fashioned oats” or “rolled oats”, "instant oatmeal" or "steel-cut oats" have a funny texture in this recipe
Look for almond butter without any sugar added. And ideally the fewer ingredients listed on the label, the better!
Almond butter and almond milk:
Grown-up Pro Tip
Smoothies are a great way for kids to begin experimenting in the kitchen. Try making the recipe once as written, then experimenting! Here are some suggestions:
Mango not your thing? Try using strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or peaches instead. Or a combination!
Include spinach or kale to give your drink a vitamin boost. It doesn’t change the overall flavor.
Try it with different kinds of milk (cow, soy, almond, cashew, etc.) and nut butters (almond, peanut, sunflower, cashew, etc.)
Want it to be super cold and have an icy texture? Include 2 cups of ice in the mixture.
This Recipe is Dietician Approved!
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Dietary Needs and Substitutions
Recipe as Written
***To make gluten-free or wheat-free, make sure oats are marked "gluten-free"
Can be Made:
To make tree nut-free: use regular cow milk or soy milk instead of almond milk. Use peanut butter instead of almond butter. (Or use plain yogurt in place of almond butter to make nut-free.)
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