Have you ever tried rosewater? It is a very distinct flavour with reference to turkish delight and middle eastern loveliness. I love it! It is particularly great in icings / frostings, baking and desserts.
On a recent trip, I ate a raspberry and rosewater ice-cream that was mind blowing! We bought it on a sunny afternoon with our last few coins on the way back to where we were staying. My daughter, hubby and I shared this little ball of deliciousness, taking turns and finding it really hard to pass it on to the next person… I have to confess, I am not great at sharing my food…
So when Williams-Sonoma invited me to put forward a smoothie for their ‘Not Your Average Smoothie’ week, I knew I wanted to make something with similar flavours.
I’ve chosen some traditional middle eastern ingredients, and mixed it with the raspberries for added punch. Full of protein, calcium, fibre, antioxidants, vitamin C, and sweetened only with fruit, this smoothie is a balanced treat that you can enjoy in a glass, or serve in a bowl for a more decadent experience. The avocado adds extra healthy fats to keep you fuller for longer, and also a lovely creaminess, but if that’s not your bag, substitute with the banana as I’ve mentioned in the recipe.
You can easily adapt this smoothie to suit your own taste. Use this as a guide, taste and adjust to your liking. Rosewater can easily overpower the whole thing, so be sure to start with a small amount, and if you need to add more, add it drop by drop.
1/2 cup full fat thick yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt if dairy free)
1/2 cup milk of your choice
1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 tsp tahini (sesame …