Saturday, 11 January 2014

Lemon Meringue Pie Smoothie



The carrot cake smoothie I made a couple of weeks ago went down a storm. You may remember it had all the taste of carrot cake, with none of the guilt.



So, I thought I might try and rustle up another cake based smoothie and this time it’s a lemon meringue pie flavoured drink. Okay, there is no wispy meringue topping, but there is the delicious taste of vanilla and lemon, plus a slight biscuit crunch going on if you want to add that.



The main liquid in the drink is coconut water, easily available in the UK – it’s very healthy, packed with electrolytes, high potassium levels and minerals. Also in the drink are bananas, stuffed with potassium too and of course lemons are in there. Lemons have numerous health benefits, too many to mention here.



I added vanilla extract; agave syrup to sweeten it up a touch and that was basically it. If you want to you, can add some crushed biscuit on top. I used a crushed up Biscoff biscuit sprinkled on top. A whole biscuit is 38 calories, and seeing as I didn’t use the whole one, it’s not too bad is it? Tasting the biscuit pieces with the lemon gives you the true taste of the pie!

Ingredients:
Juice of 2 lemons
250 ml coconut water
2 bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 crushed Biscoff biscuit for garnish (optional)
Adapted from Crunchy Living

Method:
Place the lemon juice, coconut water, bananas, vanilla and agave into a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour into a couple of glasses filled with ice and sprinkle on some crushed biscuit.



All the flavours of lemon, vanilla and biscuit works together to make you think you are actually drinking a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie.


Remember, you can have your cake and drink it too! Enjoy…

4 comments:

  1. Am a bit obsessed with citrus at the moment ;-) and this sounds refreshing! Always forget about coconut water, I really like it!

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    1. Very healthy stuff that there coconut water!

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  2. This is a perfect idea for a grey January day. I might miss the sticky meringue a bit but I'll feel so much better for being restrained. I must admit that I'm having a lot of trouble calling the biscuits in question 'biscoff'. I never did get over the renaming of opal fruits either.

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    1. You have to admit it does sound better than speculoos Phil!!

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