Gooseberry Fruit Smoothie

Yum….

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Another refreshing summer smoothie-  brought to you by my super special Summer No-Bake Series!

The Gooseberry smoothie!

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Gooseberries?  Golden Berries?  Cape Gooseberries!? ….Say what?

 

Otherwise known as:

Physalis peruviana

Members of the nightshade family (think tomatoes, eggplant etc…), this fruit is indigenous to South America, but has been cultivated in the cape of Africa since the 19th century. Besides its flavor, I’d say its most prominent feature is that it sports a beautiful golden shade of yellow.

Whatever you might end up calling them, these delightful, tangy little spheres of goodness will be sure to please.

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I do have to admit–they’re quite tart on their own, so adding a bunch of fruit to balance the flavors in this smoothie will be key.  You can add whatever else you would like, but I happened to use peach, banana, and pineapple!

 

I’ll keep this short and sweet, but please let me know if you experiment with other fruits and add-ins.  I’m curious to know what combinations taste fantastic with golden berries!

Also, if you’re looking for other smoothie ideas, check out my very berry smoothie!

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You will need:

Paring knife

Blender

Glass or mason jar

Straw or spoon for serving

 

Ingredients: 

1 banana cut into slices

1 cup frozen pineapple – cut into chunks

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 Tablespoon honey

10-15 golden berries

1 peach cut into slices

1/3 cup almond milk

3/4 cup ice

Nutmeg

 

Directions: 

  1. Place all ingredients into blender.
  1. Blend on high 1 min or until smooth.
  2. Poor into serving glass and garnish with nutmeg.

Yield : Makes apx. 16 oz. (2 servings )

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That’s it!  Simple and easy enough right?

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Enjoy !

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Even Ricky wanted a taste!

 

-K


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