Blackberry Blitz

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Some very dear friends brought us a large container of blackberries today, and it was a perfect gift as I had been wanting to make this recipe for some time.  It blends the fruit, simple syrup, and fizzy water/drink to make a nice summer treat.  It is a little labour intensive but well worth the effort.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Blackberries 2 cups
  • Simple syrup 100 ml or Stevia 1 Tbs
  • Fruit-flavoured Sparkling Water or Fizzy Lemonade 300 to 400 ml
  • Ice 1 to 2 cups

Method:

Place ice in a blender and crush thoroughly.  Divide out into glasses.  Place the berries, and 100 to 150 ml of fizzy drink into blender and blitz well. Add additional soda to the blender as needed to make a thick fruit liquid.  Place a wire strainer over a pitcher or jug and strain out the seeds from the berries.  When this process is finished stir in the syrup to the jug (if using Stevia stir in, but use more soda in next step) and pour over the ice.  Top up the glasses with additional fizzy drink.

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“Desert Island Dream” Smoothie

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Here is a tropically inspired drink for that castaway feel of the summer. It is similar to a virgin colada mocktail, but with more fruits and flavours than the classic drink.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut Milk 500 ml
  • Tinned Pineapple (in juice) 400 g
  • Banana 1
  • Mango Wedge 1/10th to 1/8th of fruit
  • Ice 1 – 3 cubes

Method:

Place banana, pineapple, mango, and juice in blender with the ice.  Blitz for 30 seconds to a minute. Add the milk and blitz again until smooth.  Serve in a glass (about 2 servings). That’s all there is to it.

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