This Autumnal spiced plum smoothie is super-tasty and dairy-free too. If you want to use up leftover plums from your tree, then this is a quick and easy solution.
In this article – we share an apple and plum smoothie recipe that’s dairy-free and suitable for vegans.
Plums might not be the first fruit you think of when it comes to smoothies, but their juicy flesh and sweet flavour actually make them ideal.
Plums are usually in season between August and September. You can tell the super-ripe ones because they’re soft to the touch and fragrant too.
It’s really important that you use fully ripe plums in this smoothie since they’ll be too sharp if they haven’t yet ripened. And sharp plums totally ruin the flavour. Unless you’re one of those hardcore fruit eaters that enjoys the bitterness of grapefruit. In which you case you may actually prefer unripe plums, you crazy coconut…
Geeky Nutrition Facts
Plums are low in calories with just 30 per fruit, yet each one contains around 10% of your daily vitamin C requirement. In this smoothie, we blend them with apples so it’s packed with even more vitamin C and dietary fibre.
One of the beauties of plums and apples, is that they blend with almost all flavours of spices. We tend to add ground cinnamon or fresh ginger, depending on what we have to hand. Don’t get us wrong, they result in totally different flavours, but both are tasty in their own way.
So, if you’re an aromatic cinnamon fan then go for that. But if you prefer a peppery zing to your smoothies, then ginger might be a better choice.
Plum Smoothie Ingredients & Instructions
Here’s what you’ll need for this tasty plum smoothie recipe…
- 3 plums
- 1 apple
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (or ½ cm of fresh root ginger)
Directions – remove the stones from the plums and core from the apple. Blend with your choice of spice, adding a little water if needed.
Alternative Plum Smoothie Ideas
If you don’t have apples or aren’t keen on spices, then here are some alternative recipe ideas…
- Strawberries – make a tasty addition whether fresh or frozen.
- Banana – a frozen banana adds creaminess without dairy, perfect if you’re lactose intolerant or vegan.
- Mango – makes a great thickening base and adds extra sweetness too.
- Spinach – as with most smoothies, you can also throw in a handful of leafy greens to super-charge the nutrient density.
You might also like… this delicious carrot, apple & ginger smoothie.
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