For some reason, this past week has seen me and smoothies having a serious love affair. I’ve been loading them with strawberries and kale and raspberries and blueberries and anything else I could find fresh. When the produce available at my local grocery store wasn’t cutting it, I ventured on over to my local farmers’ market. There were plenty of vegetables and fruit to choose from. Looking around, I was drawn in by the large, oddly shaped gooseberries. They look like a grape, but at the same time, not at all.
I remember tasting one last year and enjoying it, but didn’t buy any at the time. They are often used for baking and are featured in pies and other desserts. They are also used to make beverages such as wine and tea. And smoothies.
Now, I wasn’t quite sure what to combine with the gooseberries, but something told me mango. So I did that. And some fresh blueberries. And honey. I added in some frozen peach slices as well for temperature control (I also used some frozen vanilla yogurt for this). A splash of vanilla flavored almond milk to round out the liquid portion and…
It was pretty darn refreshing! And apparently also very energizing, as after having one I went on a six mile walk. For real.
- 1 cup of whole gooseberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 3 frozen peach slices
- 1/2 mango, cut up
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- 3/4 cup frozen vanilla yogurt
- 2 Tbs raw honey
Add all of the ingredients into a blender. Turn the blender on. Mix into a smoothie. Drink. (I know. It’s incredibly hard to make.)
Will make about 2 cups worth of liquid smoothie goodness.