Vanilla Bean Smoothie

I really need to perk myself up during the winter, so I have decided that my juicer needs a bit more action!

Yoghurt, Vanilla Bean & Honey Smoothie

4 large apples
2 tsp honey
8 tbsp bio-yoghurt
1/2 vanilla pod

Cut the apple into wedges and put through a juicer. Put the apple juice, honey and yoghurt into a blender. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pod into the blender and pulse twice. Don't overblend, as this makes the yoghurt thin down.

I like to grate some nutmeg over the top of the smoothie, but this is optional.

Serves 2

This recipe is from the Innocent Smoothie Recipe Book. I borrowed a copy from the library yesterday. There are so many yummy recipes to help top up your daily portions of fruit and veg.

I am looking forward to trying:

Chocolate Milk with Pear & Ginger
Mango & Basil
Strawberry, Meringue & Creme Fraiche (this one sounds really sinful!)
Ginger Beer & Mango
Blueberry, Maple Syrup & Oats (a breakfast smoothie)
Pineapple, Blueberry & Ginger

Fruit Heaven!

Disclosure Statement: I did not receive this book from the publisher to review, this is my own copy. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


  1. Love smoothies and love Innocent. Have you seen the smoothies for sale with bobble hats on? Too cute for words :-)

    My juicer is languishing on a shelf somewhere, so maybe it's time to dust it off and give it a whirl...

  2. Sounds delicious and good for you too Holler!!!

  3. This sounds good. I just got some vanilla beans for the first time and I am itching to use them.

  4. Hey Jen, I haven't seen the smoothies with bobble hats yet, but I will look out for them. What a cool idea!

    Hi Val, I am hoping they will do me good, there are alot of colds doing the rounds at work!

    Hi Kevin, I love the flavour of vanilla seeds, just gorgeous!

  5. I love smoothies too and go through phases of making them and then start buying them again!

    The Innocent web site has all about their bobble hats - they are fab

    Would love you to post all about your blog on

  6. Hi Carolyn, I am off to the Innocent site right this minute to have a look, thoses hats are so sweet!
    Thanks for thinking of me, I will have a look at your site!

  7. I think the hats are for Age Concern. Every year, Innocent appeals for people to knit smoothie-sized hats and it donates some money from each be-hatted bottle to charity :-)

  8. Wish I had a juicer. And an ice-cream maker. And a pressure cooker. And... Well, a bigger kitchen. :)

  9. This looks luscious! And the other flavors are enticing, too. Great idea for a winter pick-me-up.

  10. Hi Jen, That's a cool idea isn't it? I have been to their site and they have patterns for knitting the hats!

    I am scared of pressure cookers, Wendy!

    Hi Rose, I am going to work my way through the flavours, but I am going back to the vanilla bean smoothie tonight, because it is so good!

  11. Hi Holler

    Do you reckon i could substitute apple juice for an apple as i don't have a blender! How much apple juice do you reckon would be right for this? I've been dying to make this myself for ages... maybe i'll just experiment! Thanks very much!


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