I’ve never tried loquats before living in Australia. Not only that I haven’t seen them in Europe, but I’m not even sure if they exist in that part of the world. Regardless, I’m happy I discovered them because they’re tiny little bites of sweet, juicy deliciousness and they’re now in full season!
They’re the size of a small apricot (and look somewhat like a small apricot too) and the taste is like a mix between an apricot and a peach. What’s not to like about that? They’re at their best when slightly soft and orange in color.
Because they’re quite sweet and because I’ve added a banana as well, this smoothie does not need any other sweeteners. But feel free to add some matcha green tea for more of an energy boost. And if you can’t get your hands on loquats, try apricots or peaches in this smoothie. Or mango!
- 1 big kale leaf
- 1 banana
- 1 apple, cored
- handful of loquats, pitted (as far as I know, pits are slightly poisonous)
- 4-5 TBSP lemon juice
- 1 – 1.5 cups water (or more, as needed to make a smooth concoction)
- Optional: ice cubes
- Optional: bee pollen, chia seeds
- Add all to blender and whiz up.