Healthy Milkshakes


These milkshakes are great if you have a fussy eater with fruit and veg. I also make these for James when he’s feeling poorly as he’s usually off his food and only wants milk. It's a great way of getting a big hit of goodness into them, but are also extremely tasty.

I use full fat milk and always use a ‘thickener’ in them – either avocado or bananas. This will give the milkshake a thick silky texture. Whatever else you put in it is completely up to you!

Below are some of James’ favourties…


Berry & Banana Milkshake

Half a pint of full fat milk

1 small banana

5 strawberries

5 raspberries

15 blueberries

Blitz until ultra smooth. If you child is fussy with the texture of pips you can pass this milkshake through a fine sieve. Using frozen berries are great too, no need to defrost!


Chocolate Milkshake

Half a pint of full fat milk

½ avacado

Handful of washed baby spinach

1tsp honey

1tsp peanut butter

1tsp cacao powder

Blitz until ultra smooth. You can find cacao powder in the health food section of supermarkets.


Spiced Pumpkin Milkshake

Half pint of full fat milk

100g of cooked butternut squash

1tsp of maple syrup

Pinch of cinnamon

Cut the butternut squash in half length ways, place on a tray, cover with tin foil and bake in the oven at 180c for 45 minutes or until tender. Leave to cool. Scoop the flesh out. This can be kept in the fridge for a further two days. Add all the ingredients to the milk and blitz until smooth.

by claire spurling
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