a new kids’ cafe has opened up in our neighbourhood, and we’ve been a few times in the last week because arty is in love with the smoothies they make.

since he’s so into them, i decided i’d try and make our own version at home. they’ve turned out quite differently to the ones in the cafe, but arty still loves them, so i’m calling the experiment a win.

banana, date, and cocoa smoothies


one banana
5 dates
3 cups milk
1 tbsp cocoa


  • place all ingredients in a blender, and blend (if you have an ‘ice’ function on your blender, it will make the most efficient work of the dates. otherwise, just stick it on a reasonably high speed and leave it for a couple of minutes).
this makes enough to share among two or three kids.