The Green Monkey Milkshake!

Drink Your Greens?…. YES PLEASE!

Banana, Strawberry and Spinach Smoothy

Okay so at first this recipe is going to seem a little strange but once you try it, I think it will become one of the regulars for a couple of reasons! Firstly the kids LOVE it and so do I! Ruby always asks for it and they are always back for seconds! Secondly I love the fact that I am able to get a hit of green raw spinach into the kids and they enjoy drinking it!

So here it is –

INGREDIENTS:

2 Small Banana’s (Or one large one)

2 Large strawberries

200g Milk

50g Vanilla or Plain Yogurt

Big Handful of Baby Spinach

10g of Agave Nector (Or you can use a small amount of honey)

  

METHOD:

Place all ingredients into the TM bowl and blend for 20 seconds, on Speed 6.

HINTS AND TIPS:

  •  Agave Nector – It’s a great natural sweetener. It is a little bit sweeter then honey but has a lower GI index then Honey or Sugar. It’s a brilliant Vegan alternative. It’s great in cold or hot drinks as it dissolves very easily. I love to use it in cooking and drinks as a healthy substitute for honey or sugar. I found an organic bottle at the health food shop.
  • Baby Spinach –  Make sure you use the baby spinach. The larger bunched spinach requires cooking to mellow the bitter taste while you can eat the baby spinach raw as it has a milder and sweeter taste. The healthy benefits from spinach are fantastic. It is a great source of iron, calcium, chlorophyll, beta carotene (needed for the production of vitamin A), vitamin C, riboflavin, sodium and potassium.
  • On a side note – The sulphur content of the spinach will help to cleanse the liver… So for this little vixen after a few too many bubbles last night – it’s got even more benefits 🙂
  • We like to add the strawberries and have found that they are back in season in our local area. You can add other berries if you wanted to.
  • This amount makes enough for a couple of glasses but you can add more or less to the recipe as needed.
  • We call it the Green Monkey but if you have little ones who love Shrek you could always re-name it the Ogre Smoothy!
So that is one of my secret weapons to get some greens into fussy little people!
What is your favourite smoothy??? 
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2 Responses to “The Green Monkey Milkshake!”

  1. Lindsey
    July 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    Mmmmmm, looks and sounds Delicious!! Might even try that tonight or in the morning as I get my New Thermomix today!!!! Yay 😀

    • July 25, 2011 at 12:36 am #

      How exciting Lindsey! Welcome to the new world of thermomixing! Look out now you will be a ‘ThermoVixen’ 🙂

      Make sure you join us on Facebook too so we can all see what you get up too! And if you have any questions there is always someone to help!!

      Cass
      xo

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