DifficultyBeginner

Smoothies don't need to be made with expensive ingredients. You can make them and make them beautiful with seasonal local ingredients. The star of this smoothie is local plums that I picked from an neighbours yard in the summer. I simply cut them in half, pitted them and froze them just like that. I used about 7 halves for this smoothie. Beets are loaded with nutrients and are a great natural energy booster. The fresh ginger cinnamon and cloves add a lovely spicy note that pairs well with the plums. This smoothie is also a great source of fibre. In the winter months I eat fruit exclusively in smoothie form. Even though this smoothie is sweetened with dates(very high in fibre) if it's not quite sweet enough for you, feel free to add a sploosh of maple syrup, grape nectar or local raw honey. I didn't have any non dairy milk pre-made or in the pantry so I used Westpoint Naturals Powdered Coconut Milk(add water) for this. It is a great non dairy beverage alternative, so a perfect pantry staple in my opinion. This recipe will make 2-3 servings which can be kept in the refrigerator for the next day. I like to use some of my smoothie in smoothie/porrige bowls.Simply pour some of the smoothie over your hot porridge as you would milk.

Yields3 Servings
Prep Time7 minsTotal Time7 mins

 4 Medium Plums(fresh or frozen) =about 7 plum halves if using frozen
 ½ cup Frozen Sliced Beets
 1 Fresh Ginger(ab 2 inch/5 cm piece)
 4 Medjool Dates, Soaked in hot water for 5 minutes and pitted
  cup Dairy Free Yogurt
 ½ cup Plus 2 TBSP Non Dairy Milk
 2 Scoops Un-flavoured Collagen Powder
 ¾ tsp Ground Cinnamon
 1 Large Pinch Ground Cloves

1

Place all of the ingredients in a high powered blender and whir until smooth, for at least 2 minutes.

Ingredients

 4 Medium Plums(fresh or frozen) =about 7 plum halves if using frozen
 ½ cup Frozen Sliced Beets
 1 Fresh Ginger(ab 2 inch/5 cm piece)
 4 Medjool Dates, Soaked in hot water for 5 minutes and pitted
  cup Dairy Free Yogurt
 ½ cup Plus 2 TBSP Non Dairy Milk
 2 Scoops Un-flavoured Collagen Powder
 ¾ tsp Ground Cinnamon
 1 Large Pinch Ground Cloves

Directions

1

Place all of the ingredients in a high powered blender and whir until smooth, for at least 2 minutes.

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