I generally stick to my list/meal plan when I’m doing my food shopping to save money and avoid wasting, but every once in a while, something will catch my eye and I’ll make an exception. Last week, it was the giant box of ripe, juicy, organic plums that I couldn’t say no to…
It’s such an odd thing to need to buy now, BUT plums are great for your health; they are full of phytonutrients, contain a high amount of fiber, keeping your colon healthy and lowering cholesterol, and a high amount of vitamin C, which can aid in iron absorption and maintain a healthy immune system.
Plums aren’t one of the most popular fruits due to their tartness, but that’s what I love about them. Their tanginess lends itself well towards this tart, low sugar smoothie and pairs well with the acidity from the lemon. The berries add a hint, though not too much, of sweetness to balance out the smoothie. If you prefer more sweetness, I would suggest adding honey or replacing the lemon juice with water.
Tangy PlumBerry Smoothie
- 2 plums, chopped with skin on
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender (I use the smoothie attachment on my Ninja) and enjoy
I’m disappointed that my plum stash is depleting. If I can find more (or practice self control with the few I have left), I have a plum-berry cobbler on my radar!
Till next time,