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Blueberry Gooseberry Yogurt Smoothie

Blueberry Gooseberry Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

I have three big bags of frozen gooseberries in my freezer, from my friend who has a very lively and productive gooseberry bush. I was so pleased to have them because I ADORE gooseberries, but they are such a rich-tasting fruit, I’ve been a little puzzled about what to do with all these lovely green berries. They are really good in pie, but I’m not much of a pie-baker, and they make a fantastic sauce for ice cream or cheesecake, but other than that, whatever do you do with gooseberries?

Well, one of my foodie friends, Saju’s Tastes the other day shared a gooseberry juice recipe … that recipe got me thinking: if I can use gooseberries in juice, why not in smoothies?

So I tried it, and yes, they are marvelous! I thought it would be best to add in another type of berry because yes, gooseberries can be a little rich tasting. But in a smoothie, with a few blueberries (and a bit of banana to add a little sweet and creamy), yes, they ARE quite marvelous! Next time I’m going to try adding in a bit of ginger sugar or fresh ginger, because I just have a feeling ginger would be SO good with these little green wonder berries.

Blueberry Gooseberry Yogurt Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 - 2 servings

Blueberry Gooseberry Yogurt Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen gooseberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 of a banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 cup lowfat or nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup lowfat milk (I used 1%)

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Notes

For a thicker smoothie, use frozen fruit. I used frozen gooseberries and bananas and fresh blueberries.

http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/blueberry-gooseberry-yogurt-smoothie/

Blueberry Gooseberry Smoothie ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #smoothie #recipe

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3 Responses

  1. bj

    O, boy, this looks amazing. Must make one soon.

    March 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

  2. Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    March 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

  3. I love smoothies! They are a great way to sneak something healthy into my kids, too! 😉 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” :-)

    March 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm