21 September 2016

Creamy Vanilla & Apricot Smoothie



It's coming to the end of apricot season so I wanted to share this creamy smoothie with you. It's super fruity but creamy too. A great breakfast smoothie or afternoon treat.

I don't buy apricots often, to be honest I don't often see them for sale, so when I do I grab them. I like to make jam with them, bake them on the BBQ or just eat them plain if they are ripe.

I'm glad I made this smoothie with them this time, it was a real treat.




A few apricot facts.

Apricots are:

  1. In season in the UK from May to September.
  2. Low calorie, only 50 calories per 100g.
  3. High in Vitamin A and Carotene (both are antioxidants and good for vision).
  4. Good source of Vitamin C (good for the immune system).
  5. Good sources of potassium, iron, calcium and manganese.
  6. Best when stored in the fridge and eaten as soon as possible.
  7. DELICIOUS!!!



I made my smoothie, as I make all my smoothies, in my Optimum G2.1 power blender.



My Blender



I use this daily. It's easy to use and easy to clean.

Throw everything in and hit a button. That's it.



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Creamy Vanilla & Apricot Smoothie
A fresh and creamy vanilla and apricot smoothie that's great for breakfast or an afternoon treat. Flax seeds are added for a nutritional boost.
Ingredients
  • 6 large ripe apricots
  • 200ml milk (or almond milk)
  • 100ml fresh orange juice
  • 100g Greek yoghurt (or plain soy yoghurt)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp flax seeds (optional)
  • a handful of ice cubes
Instructions
1. Rinse the apricots, cut them in half and remove the stones.2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and whizz until smooth. If you don't have a power blender skip the flax seeds or grind them to powder before adding. Also don't add the ice cubes if you have a standard blender, it can burn out the motor.3. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add more milk or orange juice. 4. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Serves 4







Here are a few more apricot recipes to try:

Slow Cooker Apricot Spelt Loaf Cake - Baking Queen 74
Apricot, Almond and Ricotta Frangipane Tart - Supergolden Bakes
Apricot Ice Cream with Amaretto - Maison Cupcake
Apricot Mousse - Natural Kitchen Adventures
Peach and Apricot Jam - Fab Food 4 All




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12 comments:

  1. I adore fresh apricots and they give your smoothie a great colour as well as making a change from the berries I usually use in smoothies. thanks for linking to my apricot cake as well.

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    1. They do give it a good colour and that's ok re-link :)

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  2. This sounds like the perfect drink for me right now, trying to eat a more healthy diet and apricots are full of nutrients:-) Love the Froothie! Thanks for linking to my Peach & Apricot Jam:-)

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    1. Yes, I am trying to get back into daily smoothies again. I started slipping for a while there.

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  3. The color is wonderful!
    I bet the tast is delicious too.
    Love

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  4. It looks refreshing and healthy. I love smoothies, I should try apricot and vanilla.

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  5. I love apricots, my fave summer fruit and I don't think I've eaten nearly enough this year. Love the smoothie idea Jac.

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  6. This looks fabulous. I'm definitely trying it!

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