Smooth Moves

Feeling that summer heat? A glass of icy goodness might be just what the doctor ordered! Smoothies are an old favourite but don’t have to be packed with fat, artificial colours and faux flavours (bubblegum flavoured milk? Eek). Smoothie recipes are easy to invent and adapt depending on what’s in season and what you have in the fridge. If you need a helping hand, there are some great websites out there with tips and tricks for creating healthy smoothies made from raw, organic and vitamin-rich ingredients. This recipe for Chocolate Avocado Smoothies comes courtesy of smoothie extraordinaire Amanda Niehaus, author of Easy Peasy Organic. As we say here at Peppermint, it would be unhealthy not to drink one of these. Promise us you’ll try the popsicles too!

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie


3 frozen bananas, peeled and sliced
1 ripe avocado
2 cups milk
2 tbs raw cocoa powder
4 de-pitted prunes


1. Put banana, avocado flesh, milk, cocoa powder, prunes into a blender and whizzzzz till smooth.
2. Serve in glasses or pour into popsicle molds and pop in the freezer for a treat later on.


Decreasing the amount of milk to 1 cup makes these more ice-creamy. As always, try to use organic ingredients when you can.