Fruity, beautiful and delicious. I admit I make smoothies mainly for photos, but there’s no denying they taste as fabulous as they look. An intense red colour with a natural sweetness that goes down smooth.
I like to combine frozen and fresh fruits in my smoothies. I don’t live somewhere that has fresh berries available all year. Thus frozen cherries it is. If I could find any unsweetened canned fruits, I’d consider it, but I’ve never seen any. Nonetheless, frozen has the advantage of being, well, frozen. You get a sweet cold smoothie without adding extra ice. There’s no dilution of flavour this way.
I’m using oat drink in this recipe, but any milk-like ingredient could be used, dairy milk or soy drink. You may ask why I’m not calling it “oat milk,” as it may still be called in some markets. The EU limited what can be called milk to animal milk, and for traditional reasons, coconut milk. All these other “milks” have now become “drinks.” It’s unfortunate since there is a unifying nature, but now lumped together with the extremely questionable fruit “drinks.” Whichever milk-like drink you choose, stick with the unsweetened, as-pure-as-possible, varieties.
Want some fuzzy adventure? Try leaving the kiwi skin on. It doesn’t change the flavour nor texture much and saves some effort. Be sure to wash it first.
Pictured: The picture shows our beloved smoothie topped with a sliced banana and Crunchy Nut Seed Granola.
Frozen Cherry Apple Banana Kiwi Smoothie
50 g 3 tablespoonOat Drink
150 g ⁷⁄₈ cupfrozenCherries
- Quarter apple and remove seeds and stem, put in a blender
- Peel banana, add to the blender
- Peel kiwi, add to the blender
- Pour oat drink into the blender
- Add frozen cherries to the blender
- Blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add more oat drink
- Serve in a bowl or glass with spoon