Apricot and Almond Smoothie

Deep golden Apricots are whirred with ice-cream-like frozen banana, and mixed with just a touch of almond to make a smooth, creamy smoothie. This is the kind of summer treat that will prompt you to sit down in the shade, take a deep breath, and maybe even open that book you've been meaning to read.

As with all smoothies, ease is paramount. Simply whirr all the ingredients in a blender. Garnishing with fresh mint is purely optional, and I’m not sure it’s something I would have done if I was not taking a photo of this at the end. But you know, maybe we should garnish things just for ourselves. It really is nice to sit in the shade with a smooth, icy drink festooned with a tall sprig of mint.

Apricot and Almond Smoothie

Deep golden Apricots are whirred with ice-cream-like frozen banana, and mixed with just a touch of almond to make a smooth, creamy smoothie. This is the kind of summer treat that will prompt you to sit down in the shade, take a deep breath, and maybe even open that book you've been meaning to read.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 6 apricots halved and pitted
  • 1 banana, frozen chopped
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • fresh mint, for garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, whirr the banana, apricots, almond milk and almond extract.
  • Pour into tall glass, garnish with fresh mint (optional) and serve with a straw.

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About

Shannon Vavich has been working in the food industry since 1999 as a cake designer, pastry chef, recipe writer, caterer and cooking teacher. Originally a musician by education - she's also a classical vocalist. She is a military spouse of 26 years. Because of her husband's military career she has lived around the world and studied culinary arts in Morocco, England, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, New Orleans, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Boston and more. She currently lives in a small Medieval-era village in Baden-Württemberg, Germany with her husband and children. Shannon's two oldest children serve in the Marine Corps and the Air Force, respectively. She recently adopted a little rescue dog - a former street dog from Bursa, Turkey - and named her Nutmeg. Shannon and Nutmeg enjoy walks through the German countryside, creating seasonal dishes in her studio, and early bedtimes.