This is a guest blog post which I was asked to write for the Booja-Booja blog.
This seasonal smoothie is delicious served as a festive breakfast or a healthy afternoon snack. I’ve made this particular recipe with sweetened almond milk but if you prefer your smoothie a little tart – remembering that cranberries have an edge to them – then you can use unsweetened almond milk.
Cranberries are packed with vitamin C and figs are rich in minerals, a good source of potassium, manganese, iron, vitamins A, B and C . Both fruits contain a decent amount of fibre.
Fig, Cranberry and Hazelnut Crunch Smoothie
6 small (or 3 large) figs
A generous handful of cranberries
200ml sweetened almond milk
2 Booja-Booja Hazelnut Crunch Truffles (you’ll find these in the chilled cabinet at Waitrose, next to the posh desserts)
- Wash your fruit. Halve each fig and scoop out the middle with a teaspoon and place into a jug. Add the cranberries, finely chopped Booja-Booja truffles and pour in the milk.
- Blend for less than a minute until smooth.
- Serve in a jam jar or the traditional way, in a glass.
This recipe also works well with other varieties of Booja-Booja, including Rhubarb and Vanilla Fool, Fine de Champagne, Banoffee Toffee and Almond Sea Salt Caramel.
And if you drink dairy, you can make this smoothie with cow’s milk, adding a teaspoon of honey to sweeten.
Booja-Booja Info: The new Booja-Booja range of chilled, organic truffles which I mention in this post, can be found in selected Waitrose stores and other fine food stores and independent shops. Find them in the fridge, next to the posh desserts and yoghurts. Click here for a list of stockists.