20 January 2013

Nectarine and Apricot Sherbet


It's smoothie time!

This one is a bit special, a real corker in fact.

Nectarines, clementines, soft dried apricot, fizzy white schloer and an extra boost courtesy of some baobab powder. A lush smoothie, so full of flavour, finishing with a sherbet-like taste.

As if all the fruit isn't enough, I do like to give my smoothies an extra slug of nutrients. Sometimes I add spinach, usually I add some powdered quinoa and recently I have started to add some baobab powder.


Baobab   

This superfruit from the African Baobab tree contains six times more vitamin C than oranges, twice as many antioxidants than goji berries, six times more potassium than bananas and more iron than spinach and red meat!


Minvita Baobab Superfruit Powder , is a pale, fine powder that can be added to home baking, cereals, juice, yoghurt and smoothies.



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Nectarine and Apricot Sherbet
A fruity smoothie with a sherbet finish.
Ingredients
  • 2 nectarines
  • 2 clementines
  • 1 handful soft dried apricot pieces
  • 150ml white grape shloer (fizzy grape juice, non-alcoholic)
  • 1 tsp baobab powder
Instructions
1. Take the stone out of the nectarines and slice.2. Peel the clementines and divide into quarters.3. I have a powerful vitamix blender, but if you don't, you may want to soak the apricots, unless they are the really soft ones, in a little apple or orange juice before you add them to your blender.4. Add all the ingredients to your blender and whizz. You may add ice if you like.5. Enjoy. Slurp!
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Yield: Serves 3-4 




I am submitting my Nectarine and Apricot Sherbet Smoothie to this month's Tea Time Treats

Tea Time Treats is hosted alternately by Karen over at Lavender and Lovage and Kate over at What Kate Baked. Karen is hosting this month and the topic this month is citrus. 

I do hope they accept my entry. Entries are usually cakes and jams, but I think this smoothie would go down a treat at tea time with a scone spread generously with butter and jam.
 


Disclosure: Minvita sent me some Baobab Powder to try and I was sent a vitamix to review.. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

16 comments:

  1. LOVELY recipe Jac and with all of my favourite fruity ingredients too! Thanks for entering this stunner into Tea Time Treats! Karen

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  2. Looks delicious! Can't wait to give it a go at some point, just got to get my hands on the ingredients!

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    1. If you can't get shloer, you could use fizzy apple juice instead.

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  3. Now that's a smoothie with my name on it! I adore sherbet flavours and I also have a tub of Baobab powder, have put it into flapjacks but I think I have to try that smoothie.

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    1. I will have to try it in different things too. I should have put it in the flapjacks I made today.

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  4. Wow. That looks wonderful, Jacqueline. I don't know anything about Baobab powder...will be looking that up ASAP.

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    1. I had heard of it before Barbara, but just recently found out how amazing it is :)

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  5. This sounds delicious indeed Jac - citrus and apricots would make a fine combination and I love the colour too. I've not come across Baobab powder before, so will have to look out for it.

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    1. It is a good combo, it was good with mango too :)

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  6. Delicious Jac, lovely summery colour for this horrible dull cold weather too!

    Stunning photo as well!

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  7. This looks so delicious! With added ice, I'd love this as a dessert!

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    1. To make it into a sorbet? That would be good Julia :)

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  8. Baobab is an amazing product :)

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  9. Love the colour and the fruity idea, this looks healthy and tasty. Great sorbet idea too Julia/Jacqueline.

    Never heard of Baobab too so I'll add that to my list of new ingredients

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x