Mint choc chip smoothie

Suitable from 8 months

Mint choc chip smoothie
I have always been health-conscious, but when I was pregnant with our first baby I became even more so. When that little baby turned 5 months and started eating, my interest in healthy food continued and I became even more of a foodie on his behalf. I wanted to make sure that he got healthy food that tasted really great so that he would want to eat it. But I didn’t want a healthy diet to be a boring, tasteless diet and I didn’t want to ban sweet things from our lives, so creating delicious, healthy dishes and treats became a way of life for us.

When he was old enough to ask for pudding I started experimenting with raw chocolate and desserts made with cocoa and nuts. Almond flour, cocoa nibs, all kinds of coconut and other raw ingredients became staples in my pantry. Theo is three now and we love to create new dishes together and enjoy food together as a family. In the summer we eat our breakfast on the balcony and this recipe is our current favourite.

This is a delicious, refreshing smoothie with just the right combination of minty and sweet flavors. It is very nutritious, containing good fats as well as magnesium and calcium. We love it as a breakfast treat or mid-afternoon snack.

Recipe tips
We have made this with and without the spinach and avocado and it tastes great both ways. Avocado tends to dull the sweetness. We tend to have less of a sweet tooth, so add a bit more banana if you want to increase the sweetness.

Now that the sun is out we’ve also been making ice lollies with the same mixture. Just pour the smoothie into ice-lolly moulds, add the sticks and leave in the freezer for a couple of hours.


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