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Make One-of-a-Kind Smoothies With These Rare Fruits

Close up shot of a glass of strawberry smoothie and a glass of banana smoothie

 

Have you tried rare fruits in your smoothies? 

Fruit smoothies go beyond mangoes and pineapples or berries and bananas. There are lots of fruits out there, and even the rarest ones are just waiting for you to add them in your smoothie.

Hard-to-find fruits like persimmon, passion fruit, lychees and peaches may be underrated, but they actually make a good smoothie!

Treat your taste buds with something new by spicing up your smoothie and adding these unique fruits in your glass. You never know, you might find the best fruit combinations that taste great together.

What’s more, you can have a glass of smoothie for breakfast or a snack in the afternoon — basically anytime of the day and even every day! 

Here are 5 healthy smoothie recipes made from hard-to-find fruits that you can try at home. 

Must-try Seasonal Fruits in Your Smoothies   

Two glasses of persimmon smoothie

Orange Splash

A mildly flavored smoothie with a hint of coconut milk and cinnamon, this persimmon smoothie is just the right amount of sweet. If you don't like strong flavors in your drinks, you will definitely like this one. 

Orange Splash

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe persimmons (destemmed and peeled if you don’t have a high-powered blender)
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender and serve.

 

A glass of strawberry peach smoothie

Strawberry & Peach Bomb

In the mood for something sweet? Try this strawberry peach smoothie that you can easily whip up using just three ingredients. You can also add extra fruits like raspberries and bananas for that extra flavor, or use fruit juice instead of dairy. 

Strawberry & Peach Bomb

Preparation Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup peaches
  • ½ cup milk

Instructions

  1. Add sliced peaches, frozen strawberries and your choice of milk to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Add more milk to achieve a thinner texture if you like.

 

A glass of blueberry peach smoothie

Blueberry Breeze & Peach 

Another three-ingredient smoothie that will take only a few minutes of your time is this blueberry peach smoothie. Peaches can be on the sweeter side, but the hint of tart from the blueberry will give this smoothie a perfect balance.

If you want your smoothie extra sweet, you can also use fresh peaches instead of frozen ones as the latter tend to be less sweeter. But if you want to achieve that thick consistency, use frozen peaches then just add honey to your smoothie.

Blueberry Breeze & Peach

Ingredients

  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen peach slices
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • OPTIONAL: 1-2 tsp. honey

Instructions

  1. Add sliced peaches, frozen strawberries and your choice of milk to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth. Add more milk to achieve a thinner texture if you like.
A glass of smoothie made of banana, pineapple, strawberry and apple.

Tutti Frutti

A smoothie made from five different fruits surely tastes more flavorful than ever. Indulge in the sweetness of fresh and ripe bananas, pineapples, strawberries, and apples then add some kiwis for that tarty element to complete the refreshing taste of your smoothie.   

Tutti Frutti

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 ½ heaping cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

Instructions

  1. Wash and cut up fruit as needed.
  2. Add the frozen pineapple and water in the blender. Add in the rest of the fruit and flaxseed.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve chilled and refrigerate any leftover smoothie.

 

A glass of mango and lychee smoothie

Tropical Blend

Mango is a well-loved fruit for its sweetness and slightly sour flavor. Combine mango with the rosey and sweet taste of lychee, and you’ll get the perfect tropical smoothie.

Tropical Blend

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe mango
  • 5 lychee
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender and serve.

 

Fresh fruits on the left while frozen berries on the right

Do I use fresh or frozen fruits for smoothies?

The not-so-secret ingredient of a good smoothie is fresh fruits.

Fresh fruits that are frozen makes for a thicker texture when blended, hence most people prefer frozen (fresh) fruits in their smoothies. 

Plus, if you’re using frozen fruits, you can avoid adding ice in your smoothie since it tends to water down the natural sweetness of the fruits. 

Still, when opting for frozen fruits, make sure that the fruits are bought fresh before properly storing them in the fridge. This way, the fruits will be juicy when you blend them. 

Fresh fruits on a market stall

So where do you shop for fruits? 

Fruits in the palengke are fresher because the stocks arrive every morning, whereas it’s likely that fruits in grocery shelves have been displayed for days. 

Hence, if you want the freshest fruits, the palengke is the best place to buy them. 

Ready to blend some fresh smoothies but hate going to palengke?

Many people find going to and shopping at the palengke as a huge unnecessary hassle.

It’s not as clean as your usual groceries, there’s always that weird smell all over the place, and it can get crowded ly in the morning.

Fortunately, you can still get the freshest fruits and other produce without the hassle of going to the palengke through Metro Manila’s #1 Premium Online Palengke — Safe Select!

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REFERENCES:

https://www.hintofhealthy.com/strawberry-peach-smoothie/

https://www.homemadenutrition.com/2015/09/16/three-ingredient-blueberry-peach-smoothie/ 

https://jeanniestriedandtruerecipes.com/strawberry-kiwi-apple-smoothie/ 

https://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-kids-persimmon-smoothie/