Kumquat Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

Recently a friend of mine gave me a huge bag of kumquats. I always welcome fresh, ripe fruit off a tree and I love trying new things so it was a perfect gift! Kumquats are interesting because they are bite size little jewels, in the citrus family and are eaten along with the peel. The peel is rich in many essential oils, anti-oxidants and fiber, not to mention the fruit itself which is packed with vitamin C among other wonderful  things.   These little gems are bite size and have a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor.

 

Kumquats

 

 I was excited to try them in different smoothie recipes instead of the usual oranges I have been using. So I have been going crazy using them in different recipes and I still haven’t even finished the bag!

 

Kumquat Apple Green Smoothie

 

Since they can be quite tart I usually put some type of neutralizing green vegetable in with it such as cucumber, spinach or celery to balance it out.  The cashews in this really  give it a nice creamy flavor too.  I was pleasantly surprised how delicious this one came out.

 

Kumquat Apple Green Smoothie

 

Serves 3.5 glasses

Recipe:

1 cup  spinach leaves

1 handful raw cashews (soaked over night in water, drained and rinsed)

1 cup kumquats (about 10-12 kumquats)

1 apple ( I used pink lady because they are super sweet)

2 inch chunk ginger

3 medjool dates, pitted

1 cup water

ice cubes

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy, and enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. Ronna Denton on May 14, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I must tell you. This smoothie has become a regular lunch for me. At least once a week! I love the creaminess of the cashews! I don’t have kumquats, but I do have an orange lime tree. (Yes, the limes are tiny and orange) It has fruit on it all year long. So I use them and it is very very good.

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