Are you looking for a twist on the classic apple and banana smoothie? If you answered yes then you are in luck, because I’m here to share with you my recipe for an absolutely wonderful blackcurrant smoothie with apple and banana ☺️
This colorful drink is a great source of vitamin C and other essential elements you need to stay healthy. Can you imagine that just one glass of this berry goodness fills your body with a 230% of recommended daily amount of Vitamin C?! For this reason blackcurrant smoothie is an ideal drink for cold weather (providing that you use frozen berries). So, load yourself with healthy vitamins and – hopefully – you will make it through the flu season without getting sick 🙌🏼
We usually have our freezer packed with all kinds of berries that we pick in a nearby forest or in my parents-in-law’s garden. In other words, we rarely buy berries from the store, which makes us quite lucky.
Picking blackcurrants is quite arduous and requires a lot of patience, but I must confess that picking blackcurrants is like a meditation session for me. I simply get myself a small bench to sit on and forget about everything in the world for a few hours. Sitting there, my mind somehow switches off all the buzz constantly going on in my head and I simply concentrate on picking the berries. I assume many people could find the picking process boring, but it helps me find a peace of mind.
Now, let’s get back to the recipe. If you want a sweeter version of this smoothie, try adding some raw honey or other sweeteners, such as agave or yacón syrup. I personally prefer my smoothie to be a bit acidic so I usually skip sweeteners. You decide.
Blackcurrant Smoothie with Apple and Banana
- 200 g blackcurrants (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 150 ml water or juice
- 1-2 tbsp honey or syrup (optional)
- Whizz all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve straight away.
If you don’t have fresh or frozen blackcurrants, you can substitute the berries with Blackcurrant Powder. Not exactly the same thing as “real” berries but at least you will add natural Vitamin C and powerful antioxidants to your smoothie. Berry powders don’t add much taste to the drink so you can combine them with any fruits or veggies. Extra nutrition and no hassle 🙂
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5 Fun Facts About Currants
- Currants are found on all continents except for Australia and Antarctica.
- There are at least 150 species of wild-growing currants in the world.
- Did you know that there are yellow, purple and orange currants?
- Unripe currants contain around four times more vitamin C than the ripe ones.
- The antioxidant-rich currant leaves are used for herbal teas.
Have a great day and hopefully I will “see” you again on my website! 😀