Hi!! I hope you all had a good weekend! We had a sleepover at our place with some of Tama and Ira's cousins and in the morning they wanted to make breakfast! I was stoked to hear because my friends at Vitamix are celebrating how to get kids involved in the kitchen and thought it would be fun join and share what these crazy coconuts got up to!
*P.S. For those asking about blenders, the only one I have ever used and adored is Vitamix. We use our every day from everything to soups, sauces, salsa and of course smoothies and ice creams! Vitamix's gives that desired ice-cream texture to our smoothies and nice creams .
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So! One of the ways we get kids excited about food is by giving them a range of freedom in the kitchen and treat creating a dish like a science project! Sometimes I know what they are about to put in their "recipe" is going to just ruin it completely ( like Ketchup in a smoothie) but instead of telling them don't do it, I just say, 'wowa, thats an idea, lets see what happens!' Sometimes its a waste of food, but its a good learning experience and I want them to feel free and learn for themselves what flavors go together and don't and just have fun! I want my kids to feel the kitchen is a gathering place and place of good times!
The granola I wish I could share a recipe for because it was dynamite but they were just tossing amounts on the cutting board and I really don't know the measurements but the ingredients that went in were steal cut oats, organic peanut butter, coconut sugar, cacoa and crushed cashews. They melted everything together and then added the cashews and oats. We just kept adding more oats until it was a granola like texture and let it cool in the fridge. Its soo good! Here is the recipe for the KOKO BOWL which the kids say taste like an Oreo Shake!
1/4 cup KOKO Samoa (if you don't have add 1 Tablespoon Cacao powder and 2 tsp coconut sugar- it will still taste awesome but just not like an oreo)
3 frozen bananas
6 frozen coconut cubes ( coconut milk or cream frozen in ice cube treys)
1/4 cup almond milk
Few drops of Vanilla
Blend all ingredients together and top with banana, coconut chips and granola!
Feel free to add peanut butter to add another level of flavor!
Enjoy!! If you make lets me know by tagging me on @earthyandy! I love seeing your creations!
If you have any questions find me there! Im faster at answering there than on here! Hope you all are good!