Sugar Plum Fairy Smoothie Recipe

Sugar Plum Fairy Smoothie Recipe
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I love whisking spices into my juices, or blending them into smoothies. Some of my go-to spices are cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, star anise, cardamom, garam masala, cumin, cayenne, chili, chipotle, mesquite, and curry. Here’s a smoothie that gets me dreaming of treasure troves of sweetness and spice.

2
Servings
87
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe black plums, stones removed
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 pitted Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup of raw pecans
  • 1 ½ cups of pressed apple juice or cider
  • ½ cup of squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lucuma powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • A dash of powdered clove
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • A dash of powdered ginger

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend well until smooth. If your dates are particularly hard, or if your blender isn’t so powerful, soak the dates in filtered water for 10 to 20 minutes. I also like to soak the raw pecans overnight first and then rinse them well before adding them to the smoothie, just to make them more digestible.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
16g
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
58mg
77%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fluoride, F
59µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
11mg
2%
Sodium, Na
10mg
1%
Water
139g
5%

Sugar Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Sugar Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.