We are getting a lot of plums in our Abel & Cole organic veg box delivery at the moment, so some are going into smoothies. The one used was a little under ripe, so a date was added for a little sweetness.
Plums are a good source of minerals and Vitamins A, C and K, which is needed for good bone health and blood clotting. (See also Vegan, Gluten-Free Plum Crumble – Nice, But Not Too Naughty!)
Our neighbour’s plum tree is so heavily laden with fruit at the moment, the branches look like they are going to collapse under the weight of them all. Must be all the rain followed by such hot sun.
Chia seeds are little powerhouses, full of useful nutrients:
(See also Three Cheers for Chias! What Are Chia Seeds & How Do I Use Them? Recipes included)
Tahini is sesame seed paste, a vegan source of calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium.
1 Small Banana
3 Tbsp Oats
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 Tbsp Tahini
1 Tbsp Juicemaster Powergreens
1 Medjool Date, pitted and chopped
Small to Medium Glass Coconut Water – more or less, depending how thick or thin you like your smoothie
Allow the oats and chia seeds to soak in the coconut water for 15 minutes to aid digestion, then blend with all the other ingredients.
Mine’s a thickie, so I ate it with a spoon!
Copyright: Chris McGowan
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