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Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipe – Candy Cane Smoothie Bowl

Candy Cane Smoothie Bowl
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Simple Candy Cane Smoothie Bowl Recipe

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


A simple, nourishing smoothie topped with festive pomegranate seeds, chia seeds and grapes.


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  1. Combine the yogurt, syrup, probiotics, collagen (use the coupon KS10 for 10% off!), salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase) and avocado in a blender. When ready to serve, blend on high until well mixed and thick.
  2. Pour the smoothie into serving bowls.
  3. Top with grapes, pomegranate seeds and chia seeds.


You can substitute raspberries or strawberries for the pomegranate seeds.

You can substitute flax seeds for the chia seeds.

You can add shredded coconut as another layer of white.

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I have wonderful memories of Christmas from my childhood. We’d go to church for a candle light service on Christmas Eve. When it was time for presents my three siblings and I would sit in a line, and my dad would hand them out one at a time. There was so much joy and excitement.

Then we would head across the state to visit extended family. It was great to see grandparents and cousins that we didn’t get to see very often.

Of course after all of the celebrations were done it was time to play! We played with our new toys and spent hours outside building snow forts. That’s what Christmas break is all about, right?

Your kids CAN make their own healthy breakfast!

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Then I Grew Up…

Now I’m a parent…and I still love Christmas. But it doesn’t quite bring the same joy and excitement as it did when I was a child. I dwell on all of the stuff on my to-do list. The packing, traveling, buying, wrapping, cooking, baking, cleaning and hosting. It’s more crazy than calming. More stressful than joyful.

So by the time all of the chaos is over I’m just plain worn out. The last thing I want to do is get up and make a big breakfast for my family.

Candy Cane Smoothie BowlMy Easy and Healthy Breakfast Solution?

This candy cane smoothie bowl!

It’s loaded with nutrients but requires very little effort…Isn’t that what we are all looking for?

A candy cane smoothie bowl is festive and fun. It is so easy to make I actually let my kids do most of the prep work! The older kids practice their detailed cutting skills they learned in the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse. The younger ones pick out pomegranate seeds.

All of the preparation can be done the day before (great afternoon project for bored kids!!). Even the smoothie ingredients can go right in the blender and be ready for morning.

In the morning I set it up buffet style. A quick whiz of the blender and the nutrient-dense smoothie is ready. Simply pour some in each bowl and let your kids have fun creating their own candy cane stripes.

Candy Cane Smoothie Bowl
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Not Just A Fun and Easy Breakfast…Healthy Too!

I go with the red, white, green and brown stripes on a candy cane. As a home school mom I even turn it into a history lesson and talk about what some people say the stripes mean (there is always a way to work learning into your day!).

If you have a picky eater that wants nothing to do with chia seeds, let him just do grapes. Or swap raspberries or strawberries for the pomegranate seeds. Whatever your kids like, that you can find in the store will work. Regardless of the toppings, you can rest assured there is still a lot of nutrition in the smoothie from probiotics, grass-fed collagen and avocado!

Candy Cane Smoothie BowlSimple Breakfast Full Of Nutrients

One of my favorite things about this candy cane smoothie bowl is that it is a complete breakfast in one bowl. You get a good balance of fat, protein and carbohydrates. Plus tons of vitamins and minerals.

Pomegranate seeds are great for your heart and are said to help prevent cancer. Chia seeds have a healthy dose of calcium, magnesium, iron and fiber. Not to mention the probiotics and healing collagen (use the coupon KS10 for 10% off!) in the smoothie.

To top it off this smoothie bowl is free of grains, nuts and eggs. So it works well for many with allergies.

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Candy Cane Smoothie BowlLazy Morning Breakfast Activity

Turn breakfast into a fun, educational activity. It might even give mom a chance to sleep in a few minutes. An older child can turn on a blender and pour. While younger kids can add toppings.

Although this candy cane smoothie bowl is perfect for a lazy morning, it is festive enough to serve to your guests. I like to do a smoothie bowl buffet when I’m hosting my nieces and nephews. It’s fun for everyone!

If you’ve never tried a smoothie bowl you should. It’s a combination of a smoothie and a parfait. So you can add extra nutrients, but still have the crunchy, sweet toppings. That is my kind of food!

Do you have a go-to lazy morning breakfast? How about a favorite festive breakfast? Share your ideas in the comments!
Candy Cane Smoothie Bowl


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