I’m really pleased with this one! I decided to make a smoothie especially for winter – for enjoying after a chilly run; as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up; or just for the appley, tangy, gingery joy of it. Drink cold, straight from the blender, or heat gently in a pan for a wintery drink that will really warm the cockles. This recipe yields one large serving.
I used mixed frozen berries, which made my smoothie a gorgeous shade of pink, but you could try a combination of frozen winter berries (redcurrants, blackcurrants, blackberries if they’re available) and seasonal fruit such as pear, persimmon, or even clementine.
Recipe: Winter smoothie
- 300ml good apple juice (I used Copella)
- 50g frozen or fresh berries of your choice
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger, or finely grated fresh root ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Optional: 1 tsp maca powder; a grating of orange zest.