Blackcurrant & Pineapple Smoothie

Our berries are becoming ripe now. We harvested a lot of blackcurrants and were happy to find this recipe. It was easy to adapt to make vegan and makes a colorful and healthy drink, packed with vitamin C. It would probably also make a good ice cream.

Blackcurrant harvest

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1- 8 ounce can pineapple slices (reserve 1 ring as garnish)
  • 1 cup soy yogurt
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup blackcurrant juice or syrup
  • 1 medium banana
  • ice cubes (optional)
  • mint leaves or lemon balm as optional garnish

Blackcurrant & Pineapple Smoothie

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with a piece of pineapple and a sprig of green.

Note:

We made our own blackcurrant syrup using fresh blackcurrants from our garden.
Inspired by http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=27590