Are you looking for a new recipe to celebrate this holiday season? Try this recipe for snowball delight, a dairy free smoothie written my a 10 year old healthy foodie.
I have been trying to figure out if I should hit publish on this recipe or not, but here we are.
My 10 year old wrote her first recipe for a homeschool assignment. The idea was that all the students would write an original healthy recipe to share with the class.
And since this month is her birthday month, I thought this would be a nice surprise to publish her recipe.
Let me tell you something about my Rain Drop. She loves to eat. So, I’m teaching her to make the right choices about food and how to nourish her growing body.
I had nothing to do with the ingredient selection or writing this recipe. Just wanted to share her creation with the world. One last note, we use a lot of spices and herbs in our cooking, so her palate is more adjusted than most.
In this recipe are “good for you” ingredients like flaked unsweetened coconut, banana, nutmeg and cinnamon.
She used macadamia nut milk to keep this smoothie dairy free but, you can use almond milk or any nut milk you choose. The point is to keep it sugar free.
The presentation of this dairy free smoothie is one I am particularly proud of. Notice that the glass is rimmed with Manuka honey and more flaked coconut.
I set the camera up and she took the pictures herself. Try this recipe at home for yourself or guide your kids in the kitchen to make it themselves.
Feel free to adjust the nutmeg to taste. I’m an advocate of getting kids in the kitchen early and teaching them about healthy cooking and eating. The sooner you can do this the better.
Kids don’t wake up as teenagers detesting vegetables. As parents, it is our responsibility to teach kids about the flavors, textures and benefits of natural food.
Here are Some of the Benefits of Cooking with Kids
- Spending Time Together
- Teaching Math & Measuring
- Instills Responsibility
- Increases Self Confidence
- Paves the Way for a Lifelong Healthy Relationship with Food
Questions to the Kid Chef About the Recipe:
Mom: What was your inspiration behind snowball delight?
Rain Drop: “I wanted it to taste like a snowball”.
Mom: Who is this recipe for?
Rain Drop: “The public”.
Mom: Will you be writing more recipes in the future?
Rain Drop: “Maybe”.
Mom: What are some of your favorite recipes that I cook?
Mom: (Cuts her off midway) You’re still going?
Rain Drop: “Do you have the salmon burger on your site yet”? (Note: I have a recipe for salmon balls on blog, no salmon burgers yet).
See the recipe for Snowball Delight: A Dairy Free Smoothie below.
Tools to Make Snowball Delight
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 8 mint leaves (chopped)
- 2 cups macadamia nut milk
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 6 tbsp protein powder
- manuka honey
- Place all ingredients (excluding honey), in the blender.
- Blend until frothy.
- Drizzle with manuka honey if desired.
I recommend that you use a Blentec blender for this recipe.
Other dairy free recipes you may enjoy:
Besides making this recipe with your child, here are some other ways to enjoy the winter season: