Chocolate banana ‘milkshake’ with hidden goodness

chocolate milkshake

Technically there isn’t any chocolate or milk in here but the kids aren’t to know that. The great thing about ripe bananas is that they hide other flavours really well, and it’s a fab opportunity to sneak some goodness into them. My 2yo absolutely loves these shakes, as did her sister until she became intolerant of banana.

This recipe is loaded with vitamins and minerals – iron from the spinach and cocoa, magnesium and zinc from the cashews, potassium from the banana and a list of health benefits as long as your arm from the coconut oil. When being healthy tastes this good, why not make it a regular feature?

Ingredients (for one big person & one little one):
200ml cold water
6 ice cubes
Handful of spinach
Large ripe banana
40g cashew nuts (1/4 cup)
Tbsp cocoa or cacao
Tbsp coconut oil

Method:
– whiz everything together in your blender on the highest setting until there are no lumps and serve immediately

*instead of ice cubes and fresh spinach 5 cubes of frozen spinach also works really well

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24 thoughts on “Chocolate banana ‘milkshake’ with hidden goodness

  1. Spinach hidden in a kid’s milkshake? Genius! Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek – I have pinned and tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live at 6pm 🙂

  2. You need a Vitamix my lovely! Email them and find out if they need any more bloggy ambassadors. I reckon your fab blog would be a catch for them xx

  3. Yum! I am not sure I would manage to blend the ice cubes or cashews with my old soup blender, but the rest seems feasible 🙂 x Mel

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