Although I do love summer and always wish it lasted for longer, the fruit harvest available in the Autumn months compensates for the cooling of the weather. Pears, damsons, Autumn raspberries and figs are perfect for pies, crumbles, jams, jellies and tarts. Then we also have the classic combination of blackberry and apple.
What I have chosen to do with these two most traditional of Autumnal fruits is to whip them up in an Autumn breakfast smoothie, made in my new best kitchen friend the Froothie. I decided to keep the smoothie relatively simple and also thought I would go vegan with this delicious breakfast in a glass. I have used almond milk along with oats, chia seeds and Manuka honey as well as a couple of crisp apples and a handful of fat, ever so juicy blackberries to produce a smoothie of the most strikingly beautiful dark purple.
My Froothie has been put through its paces this week and I have another recipe I hope to post which features a twist on a classic comfort dish and there is a super soup to follow. But for now, take my word for it, try out this delightfully scrumptious smoothie to mark the arrival of Autumn.
Here are a few more fellow Froothie smoothie lovers recipes which feature apples/blackberries from around the web:
Lunchtime boost smoothie – A Mummy Too
Black & blue avocado smoothie – Smarter fitter
Blackberry & apple green smoothie – Fuss Free flavours
Blackberry & apple slushie – Tinned tomatoes
Kale berry smoothie – Food to Glow
I am entering my smoothie into the following challenges:
Family Foodies (under 2s) – Eat Your Veg and Bangers & Mash
Four Seasons Food (getting fruity) – Eat your veg and Delicieux
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Autumn Breakfast Smoothie
- 2 Small apples cored, peeled and roughly chopped,
- Large handful of blackberries
- 1 tsp Manuka or regular honey
- 1 tsp Chia seeds
- 3 tbsp Oats
- 1 Glass of almond milk
Place all of the ingredients into your Froothie and whizz up for a minute until the drink is smooth. I start on a low setting then move swiftly up to the highest setting and leave it for a minute to ensure everything has been blitzed.
Pour and serve!
Frozen blackberries would also work in this recipe. When measuring the milk, choose the glass you are going to serve the smoothie in to measure the correct quantity of milk.