Vegan Blackcurrant Smoothie Bowl

Close up of blackcurrant smoothie bowl ttopped with seeds, fresh blackcurrants and a small purple pansy flower
Credit: Blackcurrant Foundation

Person's hands scooping up blackcurrants from a large trailerful of blackcurrantsIf you’re looking for immune system boosting fruit to help stay healthy, British blackcurrants should definitely be on the list, say the British Blackcurrant Foundation. Weight for weight, blackcurrants contain four times more vitamin C than oranges and twice as many antioxidants as blueberries!

Vitamin C can’t be made by the human body. As our bodies break it down quickly and don’t store much, ideally we need to eat foods containing it every day.

Scientific studies have shown vitamin C can boost many parts of the immune system, which needs the vitamin to function. Some scientific studies suggest that levels of white blood cells and vitamin C in the body decrease when you suffer from cold and flu viruses. Taking in extra vitamin C can prevent this.

Try this quick, super-nutritious smoothie bowl to give you that boost at any time of day!

Preparation time: 5min
Serves: 1 

  1. In a blender, add the unsweetened almond milk, frozen banana, frozen berries and frozen blackberries.
  2. Blend until very smooth.
  3. Pour the smoothie into a bowl. Add sliced banana, frozen blackcurrants/fruit, chia seeds, coconut shreds and any other toppings you wish.

Blackcurrants used in this recipe were kindly provided by British Frozen Fruits

Mango board pictured was kindly provided by Lakeland