There are seven fruits (not including grains) referenced in the Bible. These are grapes, olives, dates, figs, pomegranates, almonds, and apples. I was wondering how these would work as a fruit salad, and struck on the idea of trying them as a smoothie instead. It seemed prudent to omit olives from the trials (for what to me was self-explanatory) and stick with the “sweet” fruits. After some trial and error, this is what I arrived at.
I hope you may find it enjoyable.
Bible Fruits Smoothie
250 ml Pomegranate Juice [Joshua 15:32 and Numbers 13:23]
125 ml Almond Milk [Numbers 17:8]
50 ml Apple Juice [I Chronicles 2:43 and Song of Songs 7:9]
6 Large Purple or Black Grapes (seedless) [Numbers 13:23]
3 Dates (pitted) [Psalms 92:7–8, and referenced Joel 1:12]
2 Figs [Numbers 13:23]
6-8 Ice Cubes (more for thicker consistency)
Soak the figs and dates in apple juice for 2 hours, then add the whole fruits and un-absorbed juice to blender with the ice, grapes, and liquid ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Pour into a large glass (or share in smaller glasses) and serve. There is a tiny bit of grittiness from the fig seeds, date pulp, and grape skins but it is relatively smooth, and has a sweet flavour. I have experimented with adding a Tablespoon of honey [Proverbs 24:13] but find it a little too sweet for my taste.
Reading on the various ingredients there is fibre, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and other “good stuff” in this drink. But more importantly to me, it is non-alcoholic, and tastes good.
I would love to hear back from anyone who tries this, and would welcome any refinements to the recipe.