Banana, Vanilla, Blackberry & Mint Smoothie

November 16 2016
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This week’s new recipe is a super easy banana, vanilla, blackberry and mint smoothie. With just a few simple ingredients you have a delicious (and pretty) breakfast or afternoon sweet treat.

I have used some berry chia jam to coat the inside of the glasses that I already had in the fridge from my recent Vanilla Spelt Cookies with Avocado Chocolate Filling recipe. If you don’t have time to create a quick batch of the jam, simply blend 1 cup of frozen blackberries with ½ cup almond milk, ¼ tsp vanilla powder extract, and pour into the bottom of each glass. Then add the banana blend on top, give it a little swirl and top with fresh mint.

You could also freeze this mixture into pop molds for the perfect summer treat. Yum!

Enjoy!

 


 

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Banana, Vanilla, Blackberry & Mint Smoothie  |  Gather & Feast

Banana, Vanilla, Blackberry & Mint Smoothie  |  Gather & Feast

Ingredients

RSF, VGN, Paleo
5 mins (30 mins if making berry chia jam)
2

Smoothie

  • 2 large frozen bananas
  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • 4 tbs blackberry chia jam
  • Fresh mint​


Blackberry Chia Jam

  • 2 cups frozen blackberries
  • ⅓ cup rice malt syrup
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract ​

Method

Blackberry Chia Jam

  1. Blend the frozen berries, rice malt syrup, chia seeds and vanilla powder in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pour into a small saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.


Smoothie

  1. Smear the inside of 2 glasses with 2 tbs each of the berry chia jam*.
  2. Blend the frozen banana, vanilla, and almond milk and pour into the glasses with the berry jam.
  3. Top with fresh mint and serve.


*If you don't have any berry chia jam on hand, you could instead blend 1 cup frozen blackberries with ½ cup almond milk and ¼ tsp vanilla powder extract and pour into the bottom of each glass, then adding the banana blend on top. Equally as delicious!

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