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Refreshing Red Currant Smoothie

Krista S

No doubt the smoothies are the creamy sweet glass of delight you can have any time of the day. But Red Currant smoothie is our favorite spin-off the everyday smoothies.

The creaminess of the banana, yoghurt and milk with the sweet and sour taste of the red currant and blood oranges are very indulgent.

Red Currant Smoothie is not just tasty but packed with enormous valuable nutrients that your body had been missing even after eating a meal three time a day.  All you need is a good blender and away you go!

Potassium from banana, vitamin C from red currant and blood orange regulates your immunity system, reduce the chances of stroke and also helps in lowering the blood pressure.

What Goes Well With Red Currant Smoothies?

Red currant smoothies can be delicious on their own, but if you’re looking to enhance the flavor or add some complementary ingredients, here are a few suggestions:

  1. Berries: Mix in other berries like strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries to add sweetness and depth to the smoothie. They will blend well with the tartness of red currants.
  2. Citrus fruits: Squeeze some fresh lemon or lime juice into the smoothie to brighten the flavors. Alternatively, you can add a small amount of orange or grapefruit zest for a citrusy twist.
  3. Yogurt: Adding a dollop of yogurt, whether it’s plain, Greek, or flavored, can provide creaminess and a slightly tangy taste that complements the red currants.
  4. Sweeteners: If the smoothie is too tart for your liking, you can sweeten it with natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar. Adjust the amount based on your preference.
  5. Fresh mint: A few fresh mint leaves can add a refreshing element to the smoothie. The combination of mint and red currants can create a delightful flavor profile.
  6. Coconut milk: Replace regular milk or water with coconut milk to give your smoothie a tropical twist. The creamy and slightly sweet flavor of coconut will complement the red currants nicely.
  7. Chia seeds: For added texture and nutritional benefits, consider adding chia seeds. They can thicken the smoothie and provide a subtle crunch.

Remember to adjust the quantities of the ingredients to achieve your desired taste and consistency. Enjoy your red currant smoothie!

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Refreshing Red Currant Smoothie

  • Author: Cher
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


The indulgent creaminess of banana with milk and yogurt and the sweet-tart flavor of Red currant with lemon and orange juice is a match made in heaven.

This on-to-go recipe is not just tasty but jam-packed with nutrients like Vitamin C and Potassium.

Each and every element is perfect and makes the smoothie complete, but you can always play around with the ratios and your favorite garnish to jazz it up.

Red Currant smoothie will become your guilty pleasure for sure.


Units Scale

1/2 cup red or black currants

1/2 fresh banana

1 tsp lemon juice

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup yogurt

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp sugar


  1. Peel banana. Put it in a bowl, add lemon juice, and mash using a fork. Place the bowl in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove stems of currants and rinse them. Pat them dry.
  3. In a blender jug, add frozen banana, orange juice, currants, milk, yogurt, honey, sugar and blend until you get a smooth texture.
  4. Pour the smoothie into an ice-filled glass.

For serving:

Serve immediately and garnish with currant clusters.


You can choose either red or black currants or a mixture of both. If you are looking for a vegan version, you can switch milk with almond or soya milk. You can increase or decrease sugar according to your liking. Lastly, make sure you serve this smoothie immediately to get the most flavor.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins

Whether you like the tart flavor of red currents or a more robust taste of black currents, you can choose whatever you like. It is a perfect smoothie to beat the summer heat.

Indeed, this smoothie is not just mouth-wateringly satisfying but a tasty gateway to healthy also. Moreover, it is super easy to make. Indulge in the refreshing, sweet, and tart flavor for this fulfilling and wholesome smoothie.

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