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Tropical Green Smoothie Lollies

Cook School
  • Serves: Makes enough for 2-3 smoothies or about 6 lollies
  • Cooking: 10
  • Ready: 10

A brilliant way to get children to eat spinach, these smoothies can be enjoyed as they are, or frozen to make lollies!


  • 1 banana
  • 1 glass of spinach leaves (approx 30 g)
  • 1 glass of frozen pineapple chunks (approx. 125 g)
  • 1 glass apple juice (approx. 150 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon oats


Peel the banana, break into chunks and put into a jug or blender.

Wash the spinach in a sieve or colander and shake to dry. Add the spinach to the jug.

Fill a glass with frozen pineapple and tip into the blender. Almost fill the same glass with apple juice and add to the blender. Add 1 tablespoon oats.

Blend until really smooth and pour into glasses to drink, or pour into lolly moulds and freeze.

Additonal notes

Recipe courtesy of Cook School, as part of the #MeatFreeWithTheFamily series with Meat Free Monday

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Having taught over 30,000 children to date, Cook School is a nationwide, not-for-profit organisation which helps children to understand food and learn how to cook.

Kit: blender or hand-held blender, 1 drinking glass
Skills: washing spinach, measuring juice, peeling bananas and measuring oats
Time: Takes about 10 minutes, plus time to freeze!
Notes: Children of all ages can help prepare and measure the ingredients.

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