Lingonberry and Plum Smoothie

Hello dear smoothie lovers! 🙋🏻

Autumn has finally arrived to Finland 🍂🍁🌧 Leaves are quickly getting yellow and red and it’s only 12 degrees (Celcium) outside.

As a person with RA (rheumatoid arthritis), I suffer from low immunity and easily get sick. Seriously, I can get sick if somebody as much as sneezes close to me 🙀 So it is right about time to go all-in on berries packed with vitamin C. This is why I decided to make a smoothie with lingonberries.

Just in case you want another lingonberry smoothie recipe, I have one here for you.

My today’s smoothie is made of aromatic apples from my parents-in-law’s garden and lingonberries from the forest nearby. I am trying to use fresh and local produce when it is possible. Luckily, there is no shortage of forest berries or apples here in Finland 🙂

Lingonberry and Plum Smoothie
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Lingonberry and Plum Smoothie

Healthy and delicious lingonberry & plum smoothie recipe. It's packed with vitamins and antioxidants: exactly what you need during the cold fall/winter days!

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Servings: 3
Calories: 223 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup lingonberries
  • 3 plums
  • 4 dates
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey or other sweetener of your choice (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Roughly chop apples, pit the plums and dates (if needed) and put them into the blender. Add lingonberries, yogurt, sweetener, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Put aside a few lingonberries for decoration.

  2. If you wish, you can also add a couple of spoons of your favorite seeds, oatmeal or a spoonful of superfoods to boost the nutritional value of your smoothie.

  3. Blend everything until smooth. Pour smoothie in glasses and decorate with remaining lingonberries.

Recipe Notes
I love adding my favorite Alpro Vanilla soygurt in my smoothies which replaces the yogurt, the sweetener and the vanilla extract.

Why is this smoothie good for you?

  • Apples are packed with disease-fighting vitamins, antioxidants and more, making them one of the top-ranked fruits for your health.
  • Only 1 or 2 tablespoons of frozen lingonberries a day can help with diabetes, blood pressure challenges, and inflammatory condition. Lingonberries, as no other berry, are packed with antioxidant power in the form of polyphenols.
  • Plums are a good source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6 and E. The minerals present in plums include potassium, fluoride, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc. Plums also supply dietary fiber and offer very low calories without any harmful fats.
  • Yogurt contains a good amount of protein, as well as several other nutrients like calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, potassium, and magnesium.
  • Cinnamon has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with antioxidants.
Nutrition Facts
Lingonberry and Plum Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (300 g)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.99g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.758g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.169g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.78g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Potassium 373mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 49.37g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Sugars 42.44g
Protein 3.6g 7%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 12%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Pros Cons
Low in saturated fat Very high in sugar
Very low in cholesterol
Low in sodium
High in dietary fibre
A fair amount of manganese and phosphorus
Very high in vitamin B6
High in vitamin C

 

Enjoy your delicious, vitamin-filled drink! 😘

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Hello! My name is Katia. I'm a rheumatoid arthritis fighter. I live in Finland in a beautiful town called Porvoo. Committing to one smoothie a day and sharing my recipes with the world on this website.

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