Recipe: Toxic Swamp Halloween Smoothie

Toxic Swamp Halloween Smoothie

With the abundance of chocolate and sweets on offer at most Halloween parties the accompanying sugar highs seem pretty guaranteed.    To counteract, and to provide some fruit and veggies my toxic swamp smoothie packs a double banana hit, with added swampiness from spinach.    I know that many children are adverse to spinach, but rather remarkably you cannot taste it at all.  Whip them up out of sight of the children, or add some cocoa powder for an extra muddy toxic swamp.

I used banana flavoured drinking yoghurt, blended with banana as a base for the smoothie.  Either banana or vanilla yoghurt would work in its place, thin down if needed with a little milk.   If you have a decent blender make an extra thick smoothie by peeling and freezing chunks of banana and blitzing from frozen. (A standard stick blender will be powerful enough to pulverize the spinach but might not cope with frozen banana)

If you feel that the green toxic swamp will not go down well with your little horrors make a muddy toxic swamp, by adding a spoon of cocoa powder and a little  honey to sweeten.

Recipe: Toxic Swamp Smoothie

Makes 4 glasses

2 small bottles  banana flavoured drinking yoghurt (or banana milk or yoghurt)
2 bananas
Large handful baby leaf  spinach
Milk to thin (optional)

For the muddy toxic swamp
1 tbs cocoa powder
Honey to taste

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.

Serve immediately with spooky treats

The fab “yumpkin” and boo box nibbles are from the Hotel Chocolat Halloween range.

Toxic Swamp Halloween Smoothie

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Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food & writer, photographer who has been writing about achievable, affordable and mostly healthy food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles, recipes and photos to a number of online and print food magazines. Please do contact me if you would like to discuss commissioning work.

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Comments

  1. Gonna have to try this one Helen. Love the photos :)

  2. EWWWWWWWWWWWW! (yum)

  3. Oh yes, my kids are going to love this – thanks for sharing!

  4. Toxic Swamp? Why yes, I’d love a glass!!!

  5. Fabulous recipe and idea Helen and a wonderful tonic to all the sweets and chocolate around this time of year. I long for a proper smoothie machine but will try this in the magi mix and see how it works.

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