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Velvety Smoothie with Banana and Passion Fruit

Subtly sweet and velvety light smoothie with banana and passion fruit. Ideal as a refreshing drink alongside a meal or as a snack.

raw-vegan

5min
easy
89.6%
93/05/02
Ω-6 (LA, 0.1g) : Ω-3 (ALA, <0.1g) = 0:0


Ingredients (for serving, )

Equipment

  • hand-held blender / immersion blender or blender
  • citrus juicer (lemon squeezer)

Type of preparation

  • squeeze
  • purée

Preparation

  1. Peel the banana and place in the blender.

  2. Cut the passion fruit in half, scoop the contents out with a spoon, and add to the banana in the blender.

    It works best to use a sharp-edged teaspoon to scrape the seeds out.

  3. Squeeze the lime and then drizzle the juice on top of the other ingredients. Purée together with 200 ml water until a creamy, velvety consistency is achieved.

  4. Pour the drink into a glass of your choice, and if desired garnish with a slice of lime.

Author
Nora Maria Nagel, picture from the year 2016
Nora Maria Nagel, Germany
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Notes about recipe

Subtly sweet and velvety light smoothie with banana and passion fruit. Ideal as a refreshing drink alongside a meal or as a snack.

Passion fruit: Passion fruit is classified as a berry and is the edible part of Passiflora edulis. But you can also use the leaves of the plant to make medicinal remedies, for example, against inflammation. The oil obtained from Passiflora edulis seeds is used primarily for cosmetics. The plant originates from Brazil and Argentina. There are numerous other species within the Passifloraceae family, including Passiflora incanarta, whose leaves and roots are also used in traditional medicine (e.g., for calming). The tradition of using passion fruit and related species for medicinal purposes can be traced back to native American traditional medicine as well as the medicinal remedies of European settlers in North America.

Ripe passion fruit usually look somewhat shriveled and are very light in weight, which makes them appear almost hollow. They have a very unique and intense taste, which is why they tend to provide the dominant flavor in dishes.

Tips

Drinking smoothies correctly: It is best to drink smoothies with a wide straw. These are also available in glass or stainless steel. It is recommended that you drink your smoothie slowly so that the nutrients it contains can be better absorbed. And you shouldn’t forget that smoothies are more like a meal or a snack than a drink.

Alternate preparation

Lime substitute: Instead of the lime, you can also use a lemon. Since lemons don’t usually yield as much juice as limes, you may want to use more than one lemon.