Like most kids, my son LOVES Elmo.
I grew up watching Sesame Street as well, and to this day, I still can’t make a batch of cookies without singing to myself, “C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me, yeah!” Talk about a show that sticks with you.
To help my son enjoy his smoothies even more, it’s fun to make his smoothie bowls with a familiar-looking face on top. At least, I hope he looks familiar… my food crafting skills might still need some work!
These smoothie bowls are such a fun way to get your kids to enjoy a healthy breakfast, without relying on sugary breakfast cereals. What Sesame Street fan can resist a treat with Elmo’s face on it?
Elmo Smoothie Bowls
1 batch Blueberry Mango Smoothie (recipe below)
10-12 large strawberries, thinly sliced
1 small apple, sliced into thin circles
1 clementine, peeled and sliced in half
Blueberry Mango Smoothie:
1 cup water, plus more if needed for blending
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen mango
3 Medjool dates, pitted
Prepare the smoothie by blending the ingredients together in a high-speed blender. You want the smoothie to be pretty thick, so it can be eaten with a spoon, but if your blender can’t break down the fruit, you can add a little more water to help it along.
Divide the smoothie between two bowls, then start arranging the strawberry slices around the edge of each bowl. You want the dark blueberry smoothie to form Elmo’s “smile,” so after you’ve lined the edge of the bowl with strawberries, make a line of strawberries across the middle of the bowl to create his upper lip.
Place two round apple slices at the top of the bowl to create Elmo’s eyes, and then arrange half of a small clementine underneath the “eyes” to create his nose. Place a raisin in the middle of each apple slice to give him pupils. Then serve with a spoon!
I hope you and your family enjoy these smoothie bowls as much as we have. An added perk of eating your smoothies with a spoon is that it slows you down– and research has shown that enjoying your smoothies slowly will leave you more satiated later. Perfect for kids who need to get through a school day!
Questions and Reviews
My daughter loves Elmo and Ernie so I’ll forever think of her with it.
I know I missed the chance to win but I want to share my favorite Seasame Street memory anyway. One episode when we were learning the letter B, the show used the Beatles song “Let her be.” Just sing it to yourself using letter b…
It’s my favorite Beatles song and I think of Seasame Street too
I like when they would walk into the shops
I loved watching oscar the grouch being grouchy.
There was a Sesame Street segment with song that I loved as a kid and sang all the time. I still find myself humming the tune every now and again.
I always loved the muppets. Oscar the grouch, Big Bird and Snuffy! And all the singing….
I remember watching this every day with my kids. I could sing every song by heart for years after!
I remember always waiting for Mr Snuffleupagus to show up at Big Bird’s.
My Sesame Street memories all seem to be about the music. I think my friends and I drove our poor mothers nuts with the song Rubber Ducky! And just thinking about it now, it’s running through my head (and will probably be stuck there all day–ha!).
I shared your cute Elmo-face smoothie bowl recipe and the Sesame Street giveaway on Twitter:
My favorite character was always big bird!
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I remember singing to songs on Sesame Street with my sisters.
Watching Cookie Monster eat cookies!
My favorite memory is of watching my children sit on the floor and sing with the Sesame Street character. It was one of the few times they didn’t argue over what to watch on TV.
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I remember watching it on PBS as a kid
I used to watch Sesame Street at my babysitters’ house. All of the other children had to take a nap but I was so quiet that she let me watch TV instead!
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My favorite memory is watching the show with my Mother as a child and always listening to the theme tune knowing it meant time to collect my Sister from school.
I always loved the relationship between Bert and Ernie! They were fun to watch.
Big Bird was always my favorite Sesame Street character when i was growing up – i was always excited to watch this show when i was little
I like Oscar the Grouch and Bert & Ernie.
I remember being in my warm, childhood home and watching Sesame Street. My favorite memory has to be when my parents would read “The Monster at the End of This Book” in their Grover voices.
Cookie Monster was always my favorite. My mom would make chocolate chip cookies and I would get to eat one when Cookie Monster came on! Great memories!
Originally from sesame street but also the muppets. Still a fav in our house! Mananmana… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsjcb7w1Y-w
I remember being really frightened from the sesame street video-game and hiding behind the couch when the moon shook his head from getting a math equation wrong haha! I was a silly kid!
I loved as a child and now as a mom when celebrities come on and sing songs about letters. I still remember John Denvers letter B song.
I always liked the guests. I didn’t realize until I was older how many famous people visited.
I remember watching Sesame Street at my granny’s house every day. It is such a find memory because we were so close. Now she is bed ridden and don’t know who I am most of the time.
Thanks for the cute idea!!!
I watched Sesame Street with my kids and they loved Elmo.
My favorite was an old Christmas special where they all ice skated and played “crack the whip”.
My favorite sesame street memory are conversations on the brownstone steps
I always loved The Count and Oscar the Grouch watching Sesame Street in the 80’s. Gulp. Really, I’m not that old!
Whenever I watched Sesame Street as a child, I always thought my brother reminded me ALOT of Oscar the Grouch. In fact, it became his nickname as a kid. 🙂 What a great show. I love all the characters.
The Song: “Oh who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood, oh who are the people in your neighborhood, the people that you meet as you’re walking down the street, the people that you meet each day.”
That is one of my great memories of Sesame Street.
My favorite memory is watching Seasame Street with my oldest son on my lap while pregnant for number two daughter. He lived Oscar The Grouch, and my favorite character was Big Bird.
Loved Big Bird being so happy, Oscar the Grouch, Bert & Ernie, The Count … I could go on and on but we tended to nickname our children after some of the characters depending upon their mood.
I remember listening to a record of the Sesame Street gang leading us in different exercises!!
I have always loved the Count! Oh and of course Cookie Monster!
My oldest had terrible colic at 4 months old. Music was one of the only things that calmed him. I created a YouTube playlist of Sesame Street songs which I would play on loop for him. Most of those songs were kid-versions of adult songs. To this day I only know the lyrics to the Sesame Street version of Jason Mraz’s song, “I’m Yours.”