Roasted Plum and Raspberry Smoothie

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I’ve been craving sweets a little less than usual lately, but one thing I have been just dying over is summer fruit. As I mentioned in Tuesday’s post- I stocked my fridge with the stuff after getting back from LA. I’ve been snacking on it constantly, but realized I may have been a little over-zealous at Trader Joes with my fruit buying. We leave Wednesday for a 4th of July trip to visit Andy’s family, and so I know I needed to use some of this perfect fruit pronto.

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After these pancakes I’ve been loving the idea of roasting fruit- which is where this delicious smoothie came to be. Full of greek yogurt, fruit and honey, I consider it one of the healthiest things I’ve made and yet oh so delicious. It isn’t overly sweet and the flavors of the fruit really shine.

Is the weather by you as muggy and yucky as it is here in NY? I’m hoping some rain will cool things down so I can bake this weekend, but this was just perfect the other day when all I wanted was something cool and refreshing, (though I did have to turn the oven on to roast the fruit!) Happy Weekend! :)

Roasted Plum and Raspberry Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 plums- sliced/pitted
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt*
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. In an 8x8 pan lined with foil, arrange the berries and plum slices evenly, and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the honey.
  2. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until the fruit is super soft and juicy. Let cool in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a blender, combine the yogurt, fruit (and all the juices,) ice and the remaining tablespoon of honey. Blend until smooth, adding more honey if desired.

Notes

* If you are using plain greek yogurt, add extra honey and some vanilla extract for extra flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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23 Comments

  1. I’m with you – this rain and humidity is just rotten, but it’s summer in the city. (By the way, we’re moving to Manhattan in July, so it’d be fun to meet up sometime – we met back at the Foodbuzz Festival in 2012.)

    Anyway, love the idea of roasted fruit in a smoothie. Great sounding flavors!

    1. Yes of course I remember you Lisa! So very exciting that you’re moving here! :)

  2. I think you begged for it to cool down just a lil too much. It’s only 60 here today brrrrr. Bundled up under a blanket now. I’d still happily enjoy a glass of this!!

    1. Oh no! I would switch with you in a heartbeat! It’s still muggy and gross here.

  3. I love the idea of roasting plums. This is so pretty!

  4. Yummy! Thank you so much for this healthy and refreshing deliciousness! Here in Italy summer is in full swing right now so this recipe comes with perfect timing!

    xo, Elisa

    1. Thanks so very much Elisa! Its so toasty here too…I’d much rather be in Italy though!

    1. Thanks so much Georgia- it’s amazing what bright colors come from those roasting juices :)

  5. Well, you can always toss the fruit in the freezer. Just use it frozen in a smoothie – use less ice.

    It’s a very pretty drink

  6. Isn’t that how it always happens? The really great produce always pops up on shelves right before we’re leaving town and won’t be able to eat it all up. I love the idea of putting it in a smoothie though – healthy and delicious!

  7. This looks great! I would drink the whole thing in one sitting :)

  8. My mouth was literally watering as I read this Audra! I am so glad you came up with this idea of roasting the fruit before adding it to a smoothie. I bet it really intensifies the flavor. How brilliant. I am so inspired to try this with all sorts of fruit combos now. And I am totally with you about getting carried away with fruit. I don’t know how it all ends up in my cart. I think I sort of loose it in the produce department sometimes:)

  9. That looks amazing, I never thought of roasting fruit! I’m going to try it right away. Thanks for the recipe!
    It sounds like I’d be drinking a delicious piece of cake!

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