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Smoothies can be a great way to get a few extra nutrients into your kids (especially if they’re fussy). In my house they’re my go to choice after school. Filling, but not too filling that they won’t eat dinner.

Recently the kids asked me if I could make them choc mint smoothies. Challenge accepted kids! This smoothie is a great source of potassium, phosphorus, calcium and zinc and has a hit of heart healthy poly and mono unsaturated fats thanks to the cashew nuts.I get 4 small smoothies out of this recipe and each smoothie contains around 2g of fibre which helps maintain a healthy gut. You can boost the fibre (and protein) content further by adding some chia seeds if you’re worried your child’s fibre intake is low.

Choc Mint Smoothie:

1 banana

2 medjool dates

1 handful of raw cashews

1 Tbs coco podwer

1.5 Tbs maple syrup

1/2 Tsp peppermint essence

lots of ice

Milk of choice (i use reduced fat cows milk) to the 700ml mark on your NutriBullet or similar high speed blender.

 

Blend and enjoy!


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