I’m not going to lie, smoothies regularly fall on and off my radar. I do absolutely LOVE a smoothie however. I just don’t get enough frozen fruit in with my shopping. But now I live near an Aldi, that is ALL going to change. My Blackberry & Banana smoothie with a twist is just the beginning.
Let’s face it, smoothies are a great way to get your fruit in. But they’re also fab and refreshing when the sunshine hits – just like over Easter bank holiday, how lovely was that weekend? A good fruit smoothie, is like a fruity milkshake for me. Icy cold. As thick as you want. And there are so many variations and tweaks you can add to make it your own.
This smoothie is just that. It’s like a blackberry and banana milkshake. It’s cold, refreshing and the perfect snack or brekkie if you add oats. But it’s got a twist. I’ve popped some Pip & Nut Chocolate Orange Almond butter in too. It gives it a sweet touch, with the chocolate orange and almond flavour shining through just a touch. It makes it feel more like a treat/dessert – kind of like a chocolate bakewell, crossed with blackberries and cream. It’s heavenly if I do say so myself.
Because I loved my new smoothie creation so much, I popped down the recipe so you can give it a whirl too. If you’re making it for someone else, it looks fab with a frozen blackberry popped on top! It’s all about presentation too right?
Do you love smoothies? What do you put in yours?
Blackberry & banana smoothie with a twist
This icy smoothie has a twist - a little Pip and Nut Chocolate Orange Almond Butter, which makes it pretty dreamy! A fab afternoon pick-me-up, especially in the warmer weather.
- 65 g frozen blackberries plus one extra for decoration
- ½ banana
- 200 ml semi-skimmed milk
- 1 tsp Pip & Nut Chocolate Orange Almond Butter heaped
- water to taste
Pop the blackberries, banana and semi-skimmed milk into a blender/jug (if using a stick blender), and blend until smooth.
Add the heaped teaspoon of Pip & Nut Chocolate Orange Almond Butter, and blend once more. At this point, have a taste to ensure it's strong enough for you, and decide if you want it runnier. If so, add water and re-blend.
Pour into a nice glass, top with a frozen blackberry and serve. Enjoy.
*I was gifted the Pip & Nut Almond Butter. But recipe was my own decision and all views my own.