This passion fruit smoothie is a taste of the tropics, yet super-simple to prepare. Although it’s a fairly exotic fruit, passion fruit is in season throughout the winter, which is the best time to nab it at a lower price.
Passion fruit is one of those ingredients that we often avoided in the Blendery Kitchen, since we weren’t quite sure it would work in smoothies. See it doesn’t really have that much juicy flesh, which is crucial for a decent smoothie. And surely those annoying seeds wouldn’t blend well and result in a dodgy texture… But after trying a passion fruit smoothie at Ladybug, a health-food cafe in Shanghai, we were totally convinced. It turns out that what passion fruit lacks in substance, it more than makes up for in flavour. So we started to experiment and simplify, until we’d created our own 3-ingredient recipe…
Passion Fruit Smoothie Nutrition & Seasonality
Passion fruit is in season between November and March, making it a great source of seasonal nutrition throughout the winter.
A single fruit contains just 17 calories, yet provides a decent amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, and dietary fibre. These nutrients support your immune system, healthy vision, and efficient digestion.
Passion Fruit Smoothie Recipe
So simple, yet so tropical, this smoothie contains just three ingredients…
– 2 – passion fruits
– ½ – banana
– 120ml | ½ cup – fresh orange juice (not from concentrate)
#1. Halve the passion fruits, then spoon the seeds and fruit into a blender.
#2. Peel the banana and add it to the blender, along with the orange juice.
#3. Blend thoroughly until the seeds have disintegrated.
Passion Fruit Smoothie – Alternative Ingredients
Using almond milk instead of orange juice like Jamie Oliver does will create a whole new flavour dimension. You could also swap the banana for frozen mango chunks, for an even more tropical passion fruit smoothie.