when life gives you lemons…
Make Lemon & Black Forest Berry Nicecream. Because that’s definitely how the saying goes, right? On a more serious note, this flavour combination came about for two reasons. 1) I had a ton of lemons and didn’t want any of them to go off #nowaste. And 2) My flatmate Emily made a lemon and blueberry smoothie for pudding and I was inspired to try a similar combo. And I’m SO glad I did!
sweet and citrus-y
I usually go for chocolate-based nicecream flavours, simply because I’m a creature of habit & can’t get enough of the chocolatey-variations out there. Think choc & cherry, bounty, choc orange, choc gingerbread spice, sweet potato & chocolate… the options are endless. But this might just be one of my favourite ones yet! The sweetness of the berries is cut through by fresh and zingy notes from the lemon. It’s thick, it’s creamy and it’s beyond delicious. What more could you ask for?
Every mouthful is a perfect balance between sweet, juicy berries and zingy lemon. Not only is it delicious and nutritious, but it's also such a gorgeous colour!
- 130 g peeled and frozen courgette chunks
- 100 g frozen black forest berries (my mix had blackcurrants, blackberries, sour cherries and red grapes)
- 30 g frozen banana chunks (or sub in more berries - I just found this made it creamier)
- 1/4 small avocado (~25g)
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 50 ml almond milk
- Up to 50 ml water (depending on blender speed & desired consistency)
- Optional: 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder and/ or 1 tsp milled flaxseed
Start by taking all the frozen ingredients out of the freezer and setting them aside for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly.
Meanwhile, place your avocado, lemon juice, almond milk & optional add-ins in your blender. Then add the frozen ingredients, along with half the water.
Blend on a medium speed for a couple of minutes, scraping down the sides as you go. If your blender is struggling, add a bit more water in. Once thick, creamy and smooth, spoon into your bowl, top and enjoy.
A bit of a short post from me today, but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless. If you give this a go, please tag me on Instagram @fruitsandroutes so I can see your creation!