Apricot smoothie with almond milk and lemon balm

June 11, 2014

Apricot smoothie with almond milk and lemon balm

This smoothie is all about the marvelous flavor of ripe apricots. The roasted almonds and almond milk add a nutty flavor to the drink, without making it rich… and the lemon balm infuses it with its delicate herbal essence.

The smoothie is refreshing, light and incredibly delicious – perfect for breakfast or as a pick-me-up on a warm summer day.


Apricot Smoothie with Almond Milk and Lemon Balm

makes 32 oz (95 cl) or serves 4
active time: 10 min

  1. 1 lb (455 g) ripe apricots (about 6 medium) – pitted and quartered
  2. 2 tablespoons roasted, unsalted almonds
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  4. 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest (use a microplane grater)
  5. 3 tablespoons honey
  6. 6 large leaves lemon balm (or fresh mint)
  7. 1 1/4 cups (295 ml) unsweetened almond milk – chilled
  8. 8 large ice cubes – crushed
  1. lemon balm sprigs (or mint sprigs) as garnish

  1. Place the apricots, almonds and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped. Add the lemon zest, honey, lemon balm, almond milk and crushed ice and process until very smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour into glasses, garnish with the lemon balm sprigs and serve.

Lemon Balm

Viviane’s tip

To crush the ice cubes, place them in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin – it makes the job easy and mess-free.

Apricot smoothie with almond milk and lemon balm

breakfast, smoothie, apricot
© 2014 Viviane Bauquet Farre Food & Style NY LLC

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Evelyne@cheapethniceatz June 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I am on a big smoothie kick right now so this recipe looks awesome, bookmarked!


Viviane June 12, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Oh… thank you, Evelyne! Hope you love this one!


Angie (@angiesrecipess) June 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I had some peach smoothie this morning too. Have to get some apricots to make this too. Looks very very tasty.


Viviane June 12, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Thank you, Angie!


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