Banana & Sweet Apricot Kernel Smoothie

imageThis gorgeously light and delicate smoothie was created on a beautiful Spring morning and I couldn’t resist adding a photo of these striking red tulips in amongst the forget-me-nots – the smoothie looks a bit peely-wally by comparison (Scots: look it up! One for you Scribbleartie 😉)

Have you ever had bananas and peanut butter? If so, you’ll love this. It has home-made Sweet Apricot Kernel butter in it, but you can substitute it if you wish. I’d just read a Raw Chocolate Company tweet about their special offer on Sweet Apricot Kernels and I remembered we still had a bag in the cupboard, so we put them together et voilà!

                                     image                   Sweet Apricot Kernels are like small delicate almonds and can be used in the same way. You can make Sweet Apricot Kernel Butter and milk as you would with almonds.

 B vitamins, healthy fats, protein and electrolytes in a glass. Sweet and simple, so what are you waiting for?


All ingredients are organic, vegan and gluten-free. 


1 Small Ripe Banana

Handful of Sweet Apricot Kernels*

1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds*

1 Tbsp Chia Seeds*

1 Tbsp Raw Unsweetened Sweet Apricot Kernel Butter or Peanut Butter

1 Heaped Tbsp Gluten-Free Oats

1 Glass Unsweetened Coconut Water


Blend and relax.


This recipe is for Bernadette over at she hadn’t heard of sweet apricot kernels until she read my recipe for Oh-So-Choolatey Hemp Seed Coins – there are some more recipes which have them among their ingredients here.


Copyright: Chris McGowan

6 thoughts on “Banana & Sweet Apricot Kernel Smoothie

    1. Haha yes, they are supposed to be meal replacements, some of them recovery shakes for after exercise. I have them for breakfast or lunch, they are very satisfying and full of nutrients not refined sugar. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment. ☺️

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    1. Oh yum, sounds delicious! When we were kids and didn’t know better – before we’d even heard of peanut butter – we loved banana and brown sugar sandwiches! Might explain my dentist bills in later life 😄

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