Avocado and spinach smoothie

Super Spinach and Avocado Smoothie

I’m think I’m a tad obsessed with avocados at the moment! I’ve become a pro disguising them in all manner of foods to get my 3 year old to eat them.

My latest triumph is a variation on the monkey juice smoothie – think green boost smoothie – full of spinach and avocado. A very simple variation and one I almost didn’t post but, as I think it is one of the yummiest smoothies I’ve tasted in a long time, it had to be shared. The avocado gives it a thicker consistency than normal. If I close my eyes, I can almost imagine it’s a double thick milkshake! Almost…

How to make the smoothie:

Take the ingredients for the monkey juice smoothie and simply add half an avocado and a few extra blocks of ice. If the banana is really ripe it will help to sweeten the smoothie. You could also add a little honey or alternative sweetener to taste.

Spinach and avocado smoothie

Bliss!!

Monkey juice green smoothie

‘Monkey’ juice – fabulous green smoothie

This smoothie was named by a friend of mine while trying to convince her 3 year olds to try this nutrient packed yummy smoothie! It did the trick, the littlies gulped it down and the name has stuck in our house.

It’s great for little kids and bigger ones (including grown ups!) too. It can be made dairy free or gluten free if you use suitable milk alternatives like oat milk, soya milk etc.

You need:

  • two large handfuls of baby spinach (or one kale and one baby spinach)
  • a large banana (can add an extra one if you want to  – this will make it sweeter)
  • 250ml of milk (or milk alternative)
  • 4-6 large ice cubes
  • Optional – a tablespoon of flax seeds, a few soft dates/a teaspoon of honey or alternative sweetner

Put everything into a blender, whizz and drink.

Fills about 4 Super Squish pouches.