Blueberry Gooseberry Yogurt Smoothie
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.
- 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%)
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy!
For a thicker smoothie, use frozen fruit. I used frozen gooseberries and bananas and fresh blueberries.