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Rachel’s Funky Monkey Shimmy Smoothie

Rachel De Thample


Serves: 2

Prep time: 1 min


2 bananas

100g baby leaf spinach or 50g kale

2 tbsp peanut butter or tahini

400ml milk (any kind)

A few ice cubes

½ tsp ground cinnamon

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


Kitchen Ninja

Recipe donated by Rachel de Thample for Veg Power. Food photography by Claire Wright |

A bit of healthy kale or spinach added to the classic peanut butter and banana combo – with a hint of sweet cinnamon – is a great way to get kids to fall in love with green leaves.


Simply blend all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Drink straight away or freeze as ice lollies.

Kids in the kitchen:

Get the kids to make this one themselves. They can dump everything in the blender and push the button!

Rachel De Thample

Rachel has worked as a chef, author, and Head of Food at Abel & Cole. She set up the award-winning Crystal Palace Food Market and Edible Garden, and teaches courses at River Cottage in Devon.

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