Servings: 2

Prep time: 3 mins

Total time: 6 mins

Monster custard

This recipe has the goodness of greens, berries and nuts. It’s high in calcium and is a perfect snack or dessert for kids. Adding blackstrap molasses also adds around 1mg iron to boost kids’ iron intake for the day.


breakfast, brunch, snack, side dish, healthy dessert

vegan, vegetarian, oil free, refined sugar free, kid friendly, gluten free, nut free option, soy free, super easy, party food



  • 1 cup plant milk

  • 4 teaspoons cornflour

  • 2 teaspoons almond butter (or alternative nut butter)

  • ⅓ cup baby spinach leaves (loosely packed)

  • ½ cup frozen blueberries

  • 2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses


  1. Add the milk, cornflour, spinach and almond butter to a blender.

  2. Blend on high for around 1 minute until smooth.

  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, and then microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between until thick. This will take about another 1-2 minutes. Or alternatively cook in a small pot over medium heat, bring to the boil then gently simmer for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly until thick.

  4. Stir in frozen berries and molasses to cool it down fast for hungry tummies


If you don’t have fresh spinach on hand, one or two cubes of frozen spinach works well, added at step 1.

Chef's tips

This is the most reliable way I can get my kids to eat some greens; they love it!


Dr Taisia Cech

Dr Taisia Cech

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