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K is for Kiwi Smoothie | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Kids | Easy Toddler Snack

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers!

Illustrated kiwi background with text saying "Baby Cooks The Alphabet - Cook the alphabet and create a handmade recipe scrapbook! Kiwi Smoothie”

Today we’re making Kiwi Smoothies for K is for Kiwi.

We’re not really a smoothie family, so I was interested to see if any of us would like this. I actually looked up a few kiwi smoothie recipes and found one that included ingredients that we had.

What you need:

  1. Ingredients:

  • 5 ripe kiwis

  • 1 banana

  • 1 ripe mango

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • Ice cubes

  1. Tools: Kid-safe knife, blender

A 3-year-old uses scissor to snip off the ends of a green bean.
My 3-year-old chopping up kiwi.

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Grabbing kitchen tools

  • Grabbing ingredients

Then the fun part comes:

  • Have your kiddo chop up the kiwis, banana, and mango

  • Let them squeeze the lime into a separate dish

  • Supervise them adding all ingredients into blender

  • With your help, blend the ingredients & pour into cup

  • Enjoy!

I had the girls chop up all of the fruit, and my one-year-old helped herself to some nibbles. They then added everything into the blender, and honestly, they were having a really hard time taking turns. I try to give them each something to do, but sometimes there’s some crying...however, it’s nothing a cool blender can’t fix. So we blended it up and then it was time to taste test!

My 3-year-old was hesitant to try it, but did take a drink and immediately requested water. My 1-year-old absolutely loved it though. She ended up drinking quite a bit and didn’t make too big of a mess either!

Remember to take photos of your little chef chopping and blending!

Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the K page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!

What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!

Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record.

Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:

I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for K is for Kiwi! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!
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