a blackcurrant smoothie

blackcurrant smoothie

Very blackcurranty and lovely, makes a big jug (about 3 and a half pints, good for 4 people, quantities very adjustable):

lots of blackcurrants, about a quarter blender jugful

lots of borage flowers (optional)

huge bunch of parsley

a handful of brazil nuts

1 banana

1 avocado

1 apple

1 litre of orange juice

Blitz it all in a blender…

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13 thoughts on “a blackcurrant smoothie”

  1. I had my first taste of blackcurrents this year, I found they had a very tangy taste but nice! I wish my bledner could pulverize avocados or I would make it.

  2. mmmmmm. I love blackcurrants (and redcurrants). They are so difficult to find in the shops…which is why I have 3 blackcurrant and a redcurrant bush! 🙂 I harvested mine last night and good job as the dog has now taken to peeing on every bush! I’ve frozen mine until i decide what to do with them.

    Smoothie looks delicious and sounds very nutritious! The blackcurrant seeds are really high in both omega 6 and omega 3 plus all that amazing vitamin C! Also, the berries taken juiced were traditionally used to treat diarrhoea.

  3. I think most blenders would do avocado if it’s nice and ripe – the flesh should just be soft and creamy then. Thinking about it, some blenders would not do the nuts – they might have to be ground up first in a coffee grinder.

    What little vitamin bursts they are! they’re lovely chucked in a smoothie in frozen state – make it all icy cold. Smoothie mix can of course be made into ice lollies 🙂

  4. My blender can do nuts easily but it really struggles with avocados for reasonsI cant understand, I’ve tried chopping them finely too or buying over ripe ones. It’s crazy.

  5. Ooh good thinking batman! I may have to add recurrents though my blackcurrents have mysteriously vanished… I’ve been having to pay the Blackbird raisins as protection against my fruit.. Im thinking they havent kept their side of the bargain 😛

  6. I have always had a liking for blackcurrants but they are quite hard to find fresh in Hampshire. I tried the tinned blackcurrants from Aldi but found them too sour for my tastes although they are usable in desserts.

  7. we have blackbirds eating ours too – they are nesting in one of the sheds! Birds taking your fruit can have unexpected benefits though – we have blackcurrants and raspberries growing in the track by the house which must have been sown by birds, and I recently found a new small gooseberry bush by the fence 😀

    never tried tinned bcs – they do seem a rarity in the shops 🙁 shame when they’re so easy to grow, but I suppose a bit time consuming to pick commercially…

  8. I think blackcurrants are rare because Mr Ribenna buys them all. They do seem impossible to buy.

    Fortunately I haven’t had problems with the birds this year but the dog has eaten most of the gooseberries and about half the blackcurrants. He just plucks them straight off.

  9. Toby has eaten some strawberries that are growing in a pot on the patio but he hasn’t taken any fruit off bushes or plants in the ground (that I know of!)…

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