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5 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need to whip up this thick and creamy carrot cake oatmeal smoothie bowl. Loaded with nutrition, it’s the perfect veggie smoothie (but thicker!) for babies, kids, and adults!

a close up shot of carrot cake smoothie bowl with ground walnuts, chia seeds, and coconut as toppings
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What is a smoothie bowl?

It’s basically a thicker and creamier version of smoothies – a super fun and delicious way to enjoy your smoothie with a spoon instead of drinking it through a straw.

While smoothies you can gulp down in seconds, smoothie bowls take a bit more time to enjoy and feel like an actual meal with different flavors and textures.

In my personal opinion, the most exciting part is the toppings! Add whatever you fancy, like nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, etc.

Depending on your choice of ingredients, these thick, creamy, soft-serve-like bowls can be enjoyed as a snack, a quick meal, or even as a nutritious dessert!

And this carrot banana smoothie is another great recipe to try.

How to Make a Thick Smoothie Bowl

You can basically transform your favorite smoothies by using less base liquid and/or adding a thickener like oats, nuts, avocado, chia seeds, frozen fruits, etc.

You can always add more liquid so it’s best to start with less and add more as necessary.

Ingredients

all the ingredients to make the carrot cake smoothie laid out on a wooden board

What Makes this Veggie Smoothie Perfect for Babies and Kids?

Some of the questions I get asked quite frequently are: how do you serve carrots to babies? What are some baby veggie smoothies for babies/kids? What are some easy and healthy breakfast and snack ideas?

Enter this carrot oatmeal smoothie bowl!

  • It’s a fun and delicious way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables to their diet along with other essential nutrients like healthy fats, protein, iron, calcium, vitamin D.
  • It is sure to keep them fuller for longer and prevent hangry meltdowns. Those are never fun!
  • For babies, I recommend using breastmilk/formula, or full-fat coconut milk.
  • If your child is underweight or ill, this is a great way to boost their caloric intake as well as keep them hydrated.
  • Here’s how to prepare carrots for babies
  • As for toppings, it’s such an awesome way to get your little one(s) involved! Have several options and let them decide what toppings they want to decorate their bowls with.
  • Thanks to its thick consistency, this bowl will be perfect for texture exposure as well as spoon practice.

I do want to mention that you don’t want to go overboard with the toppings, especially for babies. It can be too filling for their tiny tummies.

Related – 12 BEST vegetables for smoothies

Other Baby and Kid-Friendly Smoothies

a five picture collage showing all the different smoothies you can make from the same basic formula in my Veggie-Centered Delights ecookbook

While I’ve provided you with a recipe here, what I’d LOVE to be able to do is help you whip up ANY well-balanced, delicious smoothie or smoothie bowl that you and your child can enjoy together.

In my e-cookbook, Veggie-Centered Delights, I give you the formula that lists the amounts for each component/ingredient (protein/fat, veggies, liquids, seasonings, etc.) to add to your blender.

This allows you to use whatever ingredients you have on hand, saving you time and money. You’ll be able to come up with endless unique flavor combinations without spending hours searching for recipes.

You can read more about the cookbook here as well as testimonials from other moms.

Other Baby-Friendly Carrot Recipes

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl

Loaded with nutrition, this carrot oatmeal smoothie bowl is the perfect veggie smoothie (but thicker!) for babies, kids, and adults!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup (78g) frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup (100g) carrots, , peeled and shredded
  • 1/3 cup (35g) rolled oats
  • 1/2- 2/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping Suggestions

  • coconut, carrots, chia or hemp seeds, walnuts (finely chopped or ground for babies)

Instructions 

  • Blend everything together, starting with 1/2 cup of milk, in a blender until creamy and smooth.
  • If consistency is too thick for your liking, add more milk. If too thin, add more frozen pineapple.
  • Pour into a bowl, add any of the suggested toppings. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Notes

For babies, use breastmilk/formula or full-fat coconut milk

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 8g | Vitamin A: 21581IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 2mg
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for this recipe, Min! My 17 month old LOVES this! I’ve given it to him as a smoothie bowl and have thinned it out with more milk so he can have it in a pouch. I haven’t been able to get him to eat carrots until this, hooray!!

    1. Oh this makes me so happy to hear! I’m so glad!! Perhaps try my carrot balls and carrot banana muffins next! And if looking for savory recipes, I highly recommend my carrot pasta sauce :).

  2. Hi Min! This sounds awesome and I can’t wait to try it with my little guy (21 months). He LOVES carrots so I’m sure this will be a hit. One question – do you use cooked or uncooked rolled oats in this?