Spicy Plum Smoothie (Green Smoothie/Green Thickie)

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Spicy Plum Smoothie with hidden greens

Spicy Plum Smoothie

I was going to wait until winter to share this warming spicy plum smoothie but I’ve had so many requests for it so how could I not let you in on this gorgeous treat. This Spicy Plum green Smoothie is actually a green smoothie believe it or notSometimes when you are detoxing or eating a very clean diet with a lot of raw food, your body temperature actually drops so you can feel the cold a lot more.  So during my 7 day Green Thickie Challengelast week it was great to have something to warm myself up as it’s been pretty cold here.

Spicy plum smoothie

If you like spicy food you'll adore this Spicy Plum SmoothiePlums are in season here at the moment and we’re all absolutely loving them.  I especially love the ones that are bright red in the middle, so vibrant!  My husband thinks the way I say ‘plum’ is really funny and he gets me to repeat it over and over.  Who knows why!  This plum smoothie has a bit of warming ginger and cayenne pepper which gives it a real kick.  However if you don’t like spicy food, just leave out the cayenne pepper or adjust it to your own needs.  This plum smoothie is also another great smoothie for people that aren’t keen on the look of a green smoothie as it will go pink if you use plums that are bright red inside.

Benefits of plums

This Spicy Plum green Smoothie is great for people who don't like the look of green drinksPlums are rich in fiber, sorbitol, andisatin which are all great for your digestion and help to get everything moving again.

Selecting plums

Plums that have a rich colour and have white marks on them indicate that the fruit hasn’t been over handled so that’s a good sign. Plums may need to ripen at home and you can tell that they are ripe when they are soft and yield to gentle pressure.  They will also have a fruity fragrance.  Leave them out of the fridge to ripen and once they are ripe you can store them in the fridge to help them last longer. This warming Spicy Plum Smoothie will boost your circulation on a cold day.What’s your favourite way to eat plums?  Comments always put a smile on my face, so please take a minute to say hello below.  Many thanks.

[tweetherder]This sweet and spicy plum green smoothie has a great kick to it.[/tweetherder]

 

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Spicy Plum Smoothie (Green Smoothie/Green Thickie)

This Spicy Plum Smoothie will blow you away

This sweet and spicy plum smoothie will warm you up on a cold day as it has a lovely kick to it. It also has hidden greens for even more nutrition.

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Green Thickie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drink
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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk)
  • 8 Plums (I used very small plums with bright red flesh)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.
  • ½ Cup Dates (or any other dried fruit which can also be pre-soaked for a smoother blend)
  • 1 Cup Oats Or one cup of Quinoa
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger (fresh or ground)
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cayenne pepper (to taste or omit completely)

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Add more water if required to thin it out.
  3. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
  4. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge. 

Notes

The calories shown are for half of the ingredients listed as this smoothie serves 2.  If you want less calories add less oats.

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 550 ml/20 oz /1 pint
  • Calories: 477
  • Sugar: 56g
  • Sodium: 181mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 102g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Protein: 10g

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Comments

  1. Delicious! I don’t have plums nearly often enough. I feel like I missed so much good summer fruit doing this anti-candida thing it’s making me sad! Are plums in season till the winter? Please say yes!

    I’m starting to incorporate some fruit back now (mainly green apples and berries) so that’s a start! I guess I’ll really appreciate the fruit next summer.

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous smoothie! And fortunately for me I have some plums downstairs dying to be used. :D

  3. This smoothie has it all my friend – warming but incredibly delicious :D
    Thanks so much for sharing it! :)
    Would love a refreshing but warming gulp right now!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Alaine @ My GF & DF Living says

    I love all the secret goodies in this smoothie! I love anything with dates and I love how there are plums in it as well. I will need to pick some up so I can make it!

  5. As good as I thought it would be(used quinoa)and a little heavy handed on the cayenne…thx for a wonderful, healthy, filling meal :)
    p.s. mine didn’t turn a beautiful pink colour like yours though.

  6. this sounds amazing. I love plums and i love how easy the spinach is to sneak into smoothies!

  7. this sounds amazing. I love plums and i love how easy the spinach is to sneak into smoothies.

  8. Wow, how unique! I’d never think to mix cayenne with any fruit, but I can see how that would work! thanks for sharing, I’ll let you know if I try it! I used quinoa in my last smoothie: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-saturday-20-quinoa-smoothie.html

  9. This is lovely! Plums have such a great taste and I think they give a wonderful rich, smooth and creamy texture to smoothies :) I have to admit I didn’t add the cayenne, but that’s mainly because the powder has turned solid in my jar so I checked the best before … 2006! No wonder it doesn’t smell right! I’ll be buying some more though because I really wanted to try it in this smoothie :(

    • Yes I adore plum smoothies. I must get hold of more plums to make this again. We eat too many plums raw and there’s never many left for smoothies. Ahh don’t worry about the cayenne. It’s worth trying just a pinch if you aren’t so keen on hot food. I don’t mind a mild kick. I’m so glad you loved it though :-)

  10. Yum, I am a smoothie lover. This is awesome, I’ve never used plums in any smoothies before.

    I saw this on Creative Thursday’s linky party. I shared a pumpkin carob donut recipe that I’d love you to check out as well!

  11. Your spicy plum smoothie sounds perfect for fall with lots of yummy seasonal flavours. I like the spices too.

  12. I never heard of a plum smoothie and I don’t know why it is such a wonderful fruit to blend. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

    • Yes it’s actually the first time I’ve tried it too. I’d never thought of blending it before. I think it’s because I really enjoy eating plums as they are so they get eaten too quickly in this house. I had to buy a massive batch of plums that week.

  13. Hi Katherine,
    I just love plums and this smoothie would just be awesome, I have never had a plum smoothie, but I am looking forward to trying it. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. I have had more than my fair share of these smoothies since discovering this recipe! Delicious!

  15. I never would have thought to add those spices to a smoothie like this. I bet it’s delicious. Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2day Wednesday!

  16. YUM!! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! We had some fabulous entries this week! Our gluten free blogger directory is growing too! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) See you next Friday! Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  17. Yum! I love Plums and this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing :)

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